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I’m guilty of handing my children electronic devices when they ask for them. I believe they do have a lot to learn from electronics, but I also wonder if their creativity can be stifled by the constant stimulation of a screen. They’ve learned to use small robots to learn the basics of simple coding with their tablets, but can we take the screen away and still teach coding basics? That is what Cubetto has accomplished with their Montessori-approved coding toy. Cubetto is suitable for children ages 3 and up, and teaches children how to write their first computer programs. Coding is very big for this generation, as it is the way of the new world, so any coding skills they can learn from early on will be great building blocks for future learning.
Cubetto was created by Primo Toys and teaches a coding language using colorful blocks. The Cubetto Playset comes with a wooden robot, Cubetto, and a programming console that can communicate with Cubetto. Once you place your string of commands in the form of colorful blocks, you can watch Cubetto follow the instructions you set for him. No screen required! Cubetto will then move according to what you set on the console.
Now you might be wondering what kids will actually get from a toy like Cubetto. Aside from the building blocks to learning basic coding, Cubetto can help light up computational thinking skills, sequencing, and teach cause and effect in an age-appropriate manner. Cubetto is available for purchase on Primo Toys 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).