Robot kits for kids enable children from Pre-K to Kindergarten to have a lot of fun in their classrooms. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what they do, however. They also introduce these kids to scientific concepts like coding and programming. Learning about these concepts at an early age can give children an important leg up when they become adults.
Coding Literacy: A Key to the Future
Some people argue that coding will be the literacy of the 2000s. But what exactly does this mean?
At its essence, “literacy” means using a system of symbols and various tools to understand and communicate an idea or create a product. In the case of writing, a person would use a piece of paper, a pencil (the tools) and letters in the alphabet (the system of symbols) to create a message, essay, book, etc. In the case of robot kits for kids, Preschoolers and Kindergartners use the kits’ various components and modules to create and program fully functioning educational robots.
Possessing programming or coding literacy can have an enormous impact on a child’s future. Being able to think creatively, communicate clearly and carry out a project successfully opens a wide variety of doors for young people. They will be well-equipped both for competing in the workforce and for effective civic engagement.
The Importance of Early Childhood Education
Research has shown that the first five years of a child’s education are extremely important. According to Nobel Prize-winning Economics professor James J. Heckman, every dollar that goes toward quality early (i.e. from birth to five years) childhood education delivers a 13% return on investment each year. By comparison, standard preschool lessons resulted in only 7-10% annual ROI.
KinderLab Robotics is proud to provide educators and families with some of the very best available education robots today. The company’s co-founder and award-winning chief scientist, Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers, draws upon decades of ongoing research to develop innovative robot toys for children that make it easier for young learners to discover coding and other critical skills. Educators across the US have seen the positive impact that KinderLab’s robot kits have had upon their children.
About KinderLab Robotics
KinderLab Robotics offers top-quality education robots to families and educators. Its main product, the KIBO, won a 2017 Parents’ Choice Award in the Toy category and was honored by the Tutora Educational and Tech Edvocate Awards.
To learn more about KIBO kits and other exciting products, visit Kinderlabrobotics.com