For the last two weeks, students in Linda Strydom’s Prep class have been learning about coding via a Kibo robot. KIBO is a robot kit specifically designed for young children aged 4-7 years old.
Students create a sequence of instructions (a program) using the wooden KIBO blocks. They scan the blocks with the KIBO robot to tell it 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.