Fisher-Price’s big 2016 toy might be the Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar. This cute caterpillar toy wants to teach preschoolers how to code. Code-a-Pillar encourages children to experiment as they play, helping them to develop coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills. The coding gadget is designed for kids ages 3-6 years and predicted to be one of the hottest, top Christmas toys. This unique learning toy has bright purple eyes, a smile and colorful flashing lights. It also connects to a free companion app on iOS and Android that teaches counting and patterns.
Think & Learn caterpillar-shaped STEM toy comes with eight modules that snap together. It is made up of different colored sections connected by USB plugs. The sections perform different commands such as go straight, turn right or make make a funny noises. Your child can learn to “program” the toy by connecting the various sections in a particular order.
The Think & Learn coding toy bot is designed for children ages 3-8. A starter kit includes eight sections, and expansion packs with three additional pieces/commands will be sold separately for $15 each. The Code-a-Pillar release date is June 2016 and is priced around $50. Buy Codeapillar on Amazon for the holiday season.
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