Robotics, Coding, STEM!

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Little Robot has Some Big Gift Ideas!

Definition of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Definition of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

Everyone wants to help their kiddos get a good grasp on real-world skills. The importance of coding, computer skills, and robotics just keeps growing. Which means STEM (and STEAM) items are all the rage. But not all STEM items are created equal. Some are so educational, they forgot to include the fun. And some are crazy fun, but really light on the educational bit.

Collected here are our top picks for holiday gifts that embrace robotics and coding. They all walk that fine line between being educational and fun!

Build and Program

Jimu AstroBot Robot Kit

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Design and code a robot all your own
Ages 8 and up

Jimu AstroBot Robot Kit

Kids First Coding and Robotics

Kids First Coding & Robotics from Thames & Kosmos

Screen-free coding, as easy as peanut butter and jelly!
Ages 4 - 8

Kids First Coding and Robotics

Hack Creativity

OzoBot Evo

OzoBot Evo

A little robot with a heart of {code}
Ages 9 and up

OzoBot Evo

It Does Compute!

Turing Tumble

Turing Tumble Marble Computer

Use your marbles and power a computer.
Ages 8 and up

Turing Tumble

Arduino + Snap Circuits

Elenco Snap Circuits Snapino Board

Arduino microcontroller coding in a snap!
Ages 12 and up

Snapino

Build a Robot Pal

Kiko.893

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Little robot will follow where you lead
Ages 8 and up

Kiko.893

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