Prep: Coding and programming

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Students in Linda Strydom’s Prep class have for the last two weeks been learning about programming and coding via a Kibo robot. KIBO is a robot kit specifically designed for young children aged 4-7 years old.

The students’ create a sequence of instructions (a program) using the wooden KIBO blocks. They scan the blocks with the KIBO body to tell the robot what to do. They then press the go button and the robot comes alive. This process enables the students’ to learn critical technical, problem-solving, and cognitive skills in a developmentally appropriate and playful way.

Kibo is based on over 15 years of academic and field research at Tufts University into how young children learn foundational concepts in programming and engineering by integrating them into a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes literacy, the expressive arts and cultural studies.

To find out more about Kibo: http://kinderlabrobotics.com/

To find out more about Ozobot: http://ozobot.com/
Prep Students programming the Kibo Robot.