Thursday, April 13, 2017

Robot Storytime: Coding for Preschoolers

Coding is the hottest thing in libraries since the electronic card catalog, but how do we bring coding to our littlest patrons?  In a recent blog post, Jenn Carson, Library Director of LP Fisher Public Library, Woodstock, N.B., Canada, discusses her search for STEM programming targeting a preschool-age audience.  She touches on wanting a no-screen option if possible, as well as something durable and suitable for a large group.  Her solution?  Cubetto, a wooden robot produced by Primo Toys.  Operation does not require a device, the wooden base body is very sturdy, and Cubetto comes with storybooks!  Check out Carson's search and results in their entirety HERE.

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