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Want your children to learn to code? Botley the Coding Robot from Learning Resources lets kids have fun while they learn to code, and is a great introduction to programming logic. I’ve written about STEM activities for girls before, but today am excited to focus specifically on this fun way to teach children coding. Ever since my now 10-year old first expressed an interest in space science a few years ago, I’ve been doing whatever I can to foster her curiosity and interest in all of the sciences. Coding is something we hadn’t touched on until just recently.
Did you know that young children with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be better equipped to tackle the challenges of higher education? They’ll also fill an ever-growing employment need in these STEM-related fields.
Think about everything that is done online today. There are already so many opportunities in computer science. Just imagine what it will be like 10 to 15 years from now when our children are grown. Teaching children to code at an early age just makes sense, especially when you can do it in a way that keeps them entertained and is a lot of fun.
Teach Kids to Code with Botley the Coding Robot
I was so excited to learn about Botley myself, and recently purchased the Botley™ the Coding Robot Activity Set 77-piece set in-store at my local Walmart. I am very choosy and don’t buy a lot of toys. As a Mom, I tend to choose a toy that is educational and fun, but also worth the cost!
Right now there is a great Ibotta in-store offer: $15 off available at Walmart.
Children as young as 5 can learn valuable STEM skills early while playing and having fun with Botley, yet there are many different things you can do with Botley that are challenging enough for my 10-year old. Botley has really been putting her critical thinking and problem-solving skills to work.
In case you’re not familiar with programming, when you write a computer program, you must give the computer a series of steps in order to complete a task. Easy, step-by-step programming instructions bring Botley to life with fun challenges and obstacles. Botley is simple, but engaging, and is a great hands-on way for your children to develop the thinking needed to become a programmer.
This set is great and there are a lot of parts to it, but don’t let the 77-pieces intimidate you. Let me say right now that I can easily get overwhelmed by things that have a lot of parts and am not a fan of putting things together. This set isn’t like that at all. Botley is ready to use right out of the box and will have kids coding in minutes. Also, Botley is 100% screen-free, and the only coding robot that includes a 77-piece activity set!
My daughter has enjoyed building obstacle courses for Botley to run through, and seems to have a real knack for coding. I love knowing that she is learning while having fun!
If you’re not sold on the benefits of Botley yet, you’ll be glad to learn that Botley is an award winning toy, including Parent’s Choice and Family Choice 2018 which recognizes products that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination, and inspire creativity. Learn more about Botley the Coding Robot here.
Don’t forget that you can earn $15 cash back when you buy Botley at Walmart.
I’d love to hear how you’re encouraging STEM in your home. Please leave a comment below and share your ideas!