There are a variety of fun and engaging toys and games that teach preschool and Pre-K kids coding technology.
What is progressive coding for kids?
At My Place, we prepare our students to successfully navigate their world by teaching STEAM concepts, such as progressive coding. Progressive coding teaches basic concepts and then builds on those skills with increasingly complex activities. Studies show that progressive coding teaches skills for future success. It helps strengthen skills in math, reading, spelling, and problem-solving.
When kids learn how to write and understand code, they not only develop cognitive skills, but also learn the problem-solving process. This process involves using pattern recognition to present the problems in different ways while logically breaking them down into parts and creating the steps needed to solve them.
Progressive coding examples in the classroom
At My Place, some of ways we teach progressive coding are:
- Root, a robot that drives and moves according to drawn and erased lines
- Fisher-Price®Think & Learn Code-a-pillar Twist™, a preschooler-friendly toy that allows children to program a route for the caterpillar by twisting dials
- Qobo, a robot that glows, moves, sings, and dances according to puzzle cards recognized by a reader underneath the robot
- Ozobot, which can be programmed to follow patterns on a surface.
Check out this video of our students enjoying progressive coding technology!