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Botley the Coding Robot teaches kids as young as five

Techstination feature for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.   Can kids as young as five learn to code?   Without the need for a screen?     The answers are yes.   Learning Resources is out with Botley, the Coding Robot Activity set.   It makes a game of helping kids give instructions to Botley…a little robot on wheels…and then watch him go.    Inventor and Product Manager Michael Blaustein…

“You can program him to navigate an obstacle course or get from one room to another, bring a flower to mom or dad, anything you’d really like to do with Botley.  And it’s this sort of really task programming that we really wanted to get across as a way of teaching it.”

Botley is fun and kids will use their imaginations to have it interact with other toys.   The price …about eighty dollars.   There’s more at www.learningresources.com.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.