Kids First Coding & Robotics

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Meet Sammy. This cute little PB&J sandwich is actually a robot that teaches coding principles and skills to children in grades K-2. You don’t need a tablet, smartphone, or computer to program this robot; programs are created by simply laying down a sequence of physical code cards. Program the robot to move around, activate its output gear, light up its LED, play sounds, and more! Designed to grow with young learners from pre-K to grade 2, the kit covers six key areas of coding: sequencing, loops, events, conditionals, functions, and variables. Bonus: a special math mode allows you to test your math skills!

The award-winning Kids First line from leading science toy manufacturer Thames & Kosmos introduces young children to STEM subjects so they’ll grow a lifelong interest in such fields. Kids First Coding & Robotics is the epitome of a STEM-educational Tech Toy. For kids K-2, research shows that hands-on manipulation of objects yields stronger educational results. As such, this kit intentionally eliminates the use of a tablet or smartphone to teach difficult coding and robotics lessons in a tactile, hands-on way. These lessons are aligned with standards for computer science education developed by CSTA, ISTE, and Code.org.