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Kids First Coding & Robotics

Kids First Coding & Robotics

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Happy Up's Age Recommendation:

  • 4 Years +
  • 5 Years +
  • 6 Years +
  • 7 Years +
  • 8 Years +

4 years & up with help, 6 years & up independently

Meet Sammy. This cute little peanut butter and jelly sandwich is actually a robot you can program!

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. As the robot drives over the code cards, an OID optical scanner on the bottom of the robot reads the code cards one by one and loads the program.

Next, place the robot on a grid made of map cards. Your robot runs the program and navigates the map. You can program the robot to move in different directions, activate arms or other moving parts, light up its LED, play sounds, and respond to different function cards.

This robot kit also teaches physical engineering and problem solving skills. It covers six key areas of coding: sequencing, loops, events, conditionals, functions, and variables.

The 30 lessons are aligned with standards for computer science education developed by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the International Society for Technology (ISTE) Education, as well as courses from The lessons go from easy to complex, allowing this set to grow with the child’s abilities and understanding.

In addition to Sammy, there are five other stories, each with a series of model-building and coding challenges and lessons related to it: a mouse moves through a maze to find cheese; a penguin wanders around a zoo; a soccer player moves a ball into the goal; a fire truck puts out a fire; and a factory robot performs tasks in a factory scene.

A full-color illustrated manual guides users through the coding lessons and the assembly of the different models.

3 AA batteries required, not included.

Product Safety Warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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