The notion of children learning to code in the 21st century has become a major trend, and the skill is a type of literacy that should be explored in a child’s development. Thanks to the hype around the 4th industrial revolution, new skills and competencies are now the foundation for solving problems in order to thrive in this ever-changing digital world.
Knowing how to code fosters logical reasoning, critical thinking and expands creativity and problem-solving skills and abilities in our digital worlds today.
Due to this, Cubroid is making efforts to support STEM education. It also claims to contribute to the world of Robotics and AI by emphasising learning by doing and through play by using already existing technologies.
With its coding blocks, children can enjoy building robots and code them in order to bring their ideas to life. “There is no limitation. Your imagination is your limit,” says Anita Emefa Hato, customer success manager at Cubroid.
The Coding Blocks, which was fully supported through a Kickstarter Campaign, consist of 7 sensors that can be coded and connected with other building blocks wirelessly. Cubroid claims it is user-friendly and that children who do not have any knowledge about coding can learn it through play. The blocks introduce 7 sensors to children. They come in the form of the sound block, light and touch sensor block, 2 DC motor blocks, an LED block, a proximity sensor block, and a “Master Block”. Children who want to take their coding to the next level can use it with Scratch.
Cubroid is showcasing its technologies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.