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.
With December here and schools everywhere preparing to particpate in the Hour of Code, all ages of children are interested in coding.
Here is Cubetto, the award winning, Montessori-approved coding toy for children ages 3 and up. It is a great way to begin learning about coding.
Created by Primo Toys, Cubetto 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.
Cubetto seems like a great way to begin learning all about coding. I love that it is screenless and that children are able to play and experiment with the manipulatives in an age appropriate manner.
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.
Cubetto provides gender-neutral play that boosts a child’s creativity, critical thinking,spatial awareness and communication skills.
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)