Coding is the new literacy for kids! In the world they are growing up in, coding is everywhere. Kids automatically know how to use technology but that is different to learning how to code, and understanding the science behind these technologies.
Coding requires logical thinking and teaches children how to tackle complex problems by breaking them down into smaller problems which are easier to manage and solve. Children will benefit from learning to think this way, even if they don't plan on becoming professional computer programmers or software engineers.
Coding toys combine logical thinking with building and learning. Kids are learning coding skills, whilst having fun through play.
These toys build creativity as children develop the confidence to try new things and to be innovative with their coding. Some coding toys allow basic decision-making and others, more advanced decision-making, as children get to decide where, when and how their toy moves and behaves.
There are some fabulous offline coding toys available that make coding fun without children having to spend more time on their screens, for example, the Johnco 5-in-1 Mechanical Coding Robot offers device-free time for kids learning to code through play. The 4M Logiblocs range offers offline coding to kids from ages five years plus.