Coding continues to be a trend, and Learning Resources introduced its latest offering in the category, Coding Critters, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Illinois-based educational toy company has been offering early screen-free coding products for the past three years, and the Coding Critters aim to teach those skills to kids as young as 4 years old. Available in June, the Coding Critters are interactive pets that introduce coding concepts using the included interactive storybooks.

The Coding Critters will be available in June, from Learning Resources

Coding Critters Details:

  • The line features interactive pets—Code along with puppies Ranger & Zip, kitties Scamper & Sneaker, or dinos Rumble & Bumble.
  • 100 percent screen-free—Introduces coding skills to kids without a smartphone or tablet.
  • Storybook coding—Kids can code along story challenges to build skills through imaginative play.
  • Interactive play sets—Code the critters to play fetch, hide and seek, and more.
  • 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
  • Kids build their understanding of STEM skills including sequential logic, critical thinking, and problem-solving every time they play.

Learning Resources’ Botley, launched last year, went on to win 13 awards and is a current nominee for a Toy of the Year Award in the Innovation category