KinderLab Robotics, the creators of the KIBO™ robot kit, today announced their participation in the worldwide Hour of Code event. Hour of Code™ is an initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to computer programming through focused, easy-to-implement one-hour activities. KinderLab has joined hundreds of partners to support this movement by submitting two activities to the Hour of Code 2018 event taking place from December 3rd—9th.
KIBO provides a screen-free platform for introducing coding in early childhood education.
"When we teach children how to read and write, we don't expect everyone to become a journalist or a novelist,” said KinderLab Robotics’ co-founder and chief scientist, Dr. Marina Bers. “But we believe they'll be able to think in new ways because literacy opens the doors to thinking. We believe the same thing for the skills of programming and engineering."
KinderLab Robotics’ two Hour of Code activities are:
In addition to providing activities for the Hour of Code, KinderLab will mark the end of Computer Science Education Week at the Museum of Science in Boston on December 8th. KIBO will be on hand at the Museum to introduce young visitors to robotics and coding through fun and educational hands-on activities, including the KIBO Bowling and KIBO Dance activities.