Young Children Learn to Code with Screen-less Programming System Cubetto
01 Dec 2016
Posted by Esti Berkowitz 0 Comment
This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Primo Toys. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.
Have your kids discovered the wonderful world of stem? Recently, Cubetto, the award winning, Montessori-approved coding toy for children ages 3 and up, became available for purchase worldwide on www.primotoys.com. If your child hasn’t been introduced to the wonderful world of coding, consider Cubetto their very first year of coding education.
Since we are big fans of unplugging each week for Shabbos, we are always very excited to learn about new toys that do not require plugs, WI-FI, or batteries. Cubetto, Created by Primo Toys, is the only screen-less programming system, powered by a revolutionary coding language made of colorful blocks that lets children write their first computer programs.
The Cubetto Playset is the easiest way for children to start learning computer programming, and it consists of a friendly wooden robot named Cubetto, a physical programming console, a set of expandable coding blocks, a collection of beautifully illustrated maps and an activity book. By placing the blocks in different patterns on the control panel, children create sequences of instructions that program the robot’s movement.
In the process, they develop computational thinking skills that help them understand the basic principles of coding — all of this, in a very age-appropriate way that respects a child’s natural way of learning.
The maps and activity books help children and parents get started with play, by navigating Cubetto through stories and challenges. Planning these mini adventures helps children learn more than coding. They learn to tell stories, to communicate, and to think critically and independently.
We are all about gender-neutral play, why shouldn’t a girl become an engineer or a boy an executive chef? Cubetto boosts a child’s creativity, critical thinking, spatial awareness and communication skills regardless of gender.
Cubetto is the only coding toy that can be used by sighted and non-sighted children in the same setting, creating an equal learning environment that promotes inclusive play.
By combining movement, touch and sound, Cubetto also helps children with disabilities strengthen their sequencing and communication skills.
Cubetto is available for purchase on www.primotoys.com for $225, or $245 when bundled with the Cubetto Activity Pack, which offers four additional world maps and matching story books. (Activity Pack priced $65 if sold separately).