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.
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