(Learning Resources $34.99)
Coding is the big trend this year and here’s an activity set for that requires no electronics, yet really gives kids a concrete understanding of coding works. Kids themselves become the “robot” moving with their whole bodies, following the commands laid out on the coding cards. This is a cooperative game with special codes for jumping over, turning right or left, going forward, picking things up and moving from the entry point to the robot at the other end. There are multiple ways to set this up and along with learning left from right (not such a simple task) and making a plan together, this is a game for thinking and problem solving while keeping it developmentally right and appealing. It’s not played at a desk, but with physical action driven by cooperative planning. Let's Go Code will not come out of the box and ready for play. Some parental modeling will be needed to establish the game play or to keep it going. Marked for 5 & up. We’d say it’s going to make more sense for 6-8s.
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2017
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