Great last minute gift alert! KIBO robot kit, from KinderLab Robotics – a unique robot toy that engages even the youngest children in active STEM/STEAM Learning. With KIBO, 4-7 year olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO kids’ imaginations soar – all without requiring screen time!
Designed for open-ended play, KIBO lets kids make almost anything – a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race car – anything the child can think of. They plan a coding sequence using the programmable wooden building blocks, scan their sequence with KIBO, press its button and watch their creation go!
When children build, code and decorate their own robot, they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in STEM/STEAM and future careers. Developed by Dr. Marina Bers after 20 years of child development research at Tufts University, KIBO is used in 54 countries and has been tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers.
To learn more about KIBO and the research behind the robot, please see these videos:
1. Meet KIBO – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baod8Lg3iCQ&t=9s
2. Dr. Marina Bers’ TedxTalk – “Young programmers – Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens” – https://youtu.be/jOQ-9S3lOnM