Osmo's latest learning game takes the cake when it comes to teaching kids valuable, though often not ubiquitous, life skills. The Coding Starter Kit is the perfect accompaniment to an iPad or Fire Tablet when it comes to entertaining young kids on road trips and during long work days. Not only are they entertained, but they're learning the rudiments of what it takes to be a digital engineer.
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With the award-winning learning brand's new game, children interact with actual handheld pieces and a Fire tablet (also available in an iPad-compatible version), marrying what they already know about handheld devices with the ideology behind what goes on inside of them. The combination of handheld pieces and the digital screen they're familiar with already makes this game a more entertaining step up from their usual screen time as well as a valuable learning experience.
Best for ages 5-10, the Coding Starter Kit focuses on encouraging logical thought and teaching "coding fundamentals, basics of programming, solve coding puzzles, teamwork, listening, critical thinking, observation, creative problem solving, music creation, and pattern recognition."
One reviewer said the game "worked great with my kid's 7th Generation Fire HD 10" and that they "had no issues installing the app or getting it to read the pieces." Another customer raved, "What I like about this game is it gives [their child] tangible pieces to use to do the coding puzzles. These coding games have held the attention of my 6 and 8 year old children for over a month."
To buy: amazon.com, $70 (originally $100)
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