1 hour per week
About the Course
KIBO is a hands-on, playful robot that offers young children a fun way to learn coding and building along with storytelling and imaginative play. KIBO is entirely unplugged and screen-free: no smartphone, tablet, PC, or network connection is needed. Children use wooden blocks to program their own robot, then build onto the robot with art and craft materials to create a character to act out their story or lesson.
In this series of classes, we teach students how to plan a coding sequences using wooden programming blocks, then scan their sequence with the built-in barcode scanner, and press its button—and the robot comes alive.
The course integrates arts and crafts into STEAM learning. As children develop their computational thinking and coding skills with KIBO, they can use their robot to tell stories, choreograph dances, create a vehicle to explore a cardboard town, create programs that model the behavior of animals in their habitats, and more. Coding becomes a new literacy that children can use to explore their other subjects more deeply.
The KIBO Activity Cards provide a sequenced introduction to each robotic part and programming concept. The activities walk a student through how to transform their KIBO through art and creating code to bring the robot to life.
With KIBO, kids can tell stories, invent games, and explore their interests more deeply through creative projects that integrate coding with arts and crafts. The perfect way to learn – through play!
Young learners will playfully discover these concepts by coding with wooden building blocks, creating sequences, and learning design processes.
Dec 11 - Dec 17