Skye the Unicorn | Source: Learning Resources

Learning Resources is bringing some magical flair to its Coding Critters line.

Coding Critters MagiCoders brings a pair of mythical creatures and accompanying playsets into the 2020 Preschool Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award-winning line of interactive pets. Kids ages 4 and up can explore STEM concepts through storytelling as they cast spells with magical coding wands and build hands-on skills with Skye the Unicorn and Blazer the Dragon.

Blazer the Dragon | Source: Learning Resources

“All of the toys we create at Learning Resources are magical in the way they help encourage a child’s lifelong love of learning, and MagiCoders introduces a way to feel like they are training their own pet dragon or unicorn in a whole new world of screen-free magic fun,” says Darci Shaw, senior marketing manager at Learning Resources. “We could not be happier to introduce preschoolers to Skye and Blazer, as they creatively teach early STEM skills through a spell-binding combination of imaginative play and hands-on learning.”

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Each 22-piece interactive playset provides kids with multiple tools to conjure up hours of interactive learning fun. Kids can press the magic wand’s arrow keys to enter code sequences that move Skye or Blazer forward, backward, left, or right, for an interactive coding experience with every “spell” that is cast. In Spell Mode, kids train their pets to sing, dance around, light up in different colors, and follow objects like the wand, a ball, or even their hand.  An included full-color coding spellbook features screen-free activities for kids to enjoy with their MagiCoders.

Coding Critters are available at Amazon, Target, and other retailers in addition to Learning Resources‘ direct-to-consumer site.