Learning Resources Launches
Screen Free Coding |
January 14, 2019
In a recent survey conducted by educational toy company Learning Resources, 70% of parents felt that children should start learning basic coding skills as early as age five. During the last three years, the company has established itself as a leader in early screen-free coding. Last year, the company’s coding robot, Botley, helped define a new category of screen-free coding toys. Botley went on to win 13 awards and is a current nominee for a Toy of the Year Award in the Innovation category. Botley was also featured twice on NBC’s TODAY Show, named "Best of CES 2018" by Reuters and "Best Toy of the Year 2018" by Parents Magazine.
Now, the company's newest offering brings these critical 21st-century skills to kids as young as four. Meet the Coding Critters: three adorable interactive pets that introduce real coding concepts through fun and interactive storybook coding adventures. Coding Critters make their official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 8-11, and will be available in June 2019.
Learning Resources Launches Screen-Free Preschool Coding Toy Coding Critters.
“There’s no doubt that coding
is a critical 21st-century skill. The sooner kids are exposed to it,
the more natural and intuitive coding will be,” says Marie LaPlante,
CMO of Learning Resources, “By creating an interactive play pet that
seamlessly integrates elements such as sequential logic and critical
thinking, Coding Critters are an innovative way to help preschoolers
lay a solid foundation for future coding skills.”
• Interactive pets – Code along with puppies Ranger & Zip, kitties Scamper & Sneaker, or dinos Rumble & Bumble
• Storybook coding – Code-along story challenges build skills through imaginative play
• Interactive playsets – Code the critters to play fetch, hide and seek, and more
• Easy to use – Coding Critters are simple enough to use right out of the box and challenging enough to grow with kids’ skills
• Play Mode – Feed, pet, and take care of new friends in this mode filled with fun sounds & motions
• Stealthy STEM – Kids
build their understanding of STEM skills including sequential logic,
critical thinking, and problem-solving every time they play.