Coding, today, is something that is to be known by everybody apparently. For one’s own native tongue, it’s imperative that these young kids learn the coding language as well, because being able to speak in software is extremely critical in this digital age. Typically when you get your child a toy, you’re at Walmart or Target and see some toys for both boys and girls, toddlers, even babies, for under $10 and you notice that only a small percentage of them actually are educational… now what seems to be wrong with that picture?
Regardless of which language, the building blocks always stay the same and toy creators have started to realize that children can learn well in toy format and then later on apply it to create major changes in todays society for the better. What Meccano and Lego did for our generation, STEM hopes to do the same by introducing Cubetto for the younger generation.
Being in it’s second iteration, Cubetto is here to teach kids about how to code in a very Montessori-approved manner. This game consists of a tiny locomotive robot, a control panel, a bunch of maps that the robot is able to travel across. The control panel the children learn to use is really where the magic all happens as they use it to communicate with the robot. The concepts introduce to kids in the process are command lines, loops, functions, and sequences that all are in a playful format that can help develop their problem-solving and cognitive skills in a way that makes learning coding way easier later in life.
This product has gained many awards such as the Red Dot Design Award, Cannes Lion, and the Junior Design Award, not to mention it’s also been featured on Kickstarter’s Gold tier. Their main goal is to change toys and mold the children of tomorrow, so why not combine the two? Cubetto refrains from using screens and takes pride in being a traditional toy, as it has a wooden construction and color coded elements, but adds a modern agenda with learning how to code. This is ideal for toddlers that are 3+ in age, as it’s an ideal tinkering toy for them to play with in their spare time, or perhaps it can be used as an amazing learning tool at school too.
Designer: Primo Toys
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