STEM products have become a widely popular toy option this holiday season. There are many ways you can encourage a child’s love of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Today I am featuring a product that helps your child learn basic coding skills, this product is Code Car created by LetsStartCoding.com.
With guided lessons to teach a hands-on approach of typed coding to your child, Code Car offers thousands of projects that your child can enjoy after completing the guided lessons. Code Car is a circuit board that features 4 programmable LED lights, a speaker, and 4 built-in buttons. The 14 guided lessons that start once your child turns on Code Car will walk your child through coding functions such as if-else statements, loops, as well as inputs vs outputs.
There is no soldering or wiring required with the Code Car, which makes it the perfect starter option for a child who wants to learn coding basics. This product is rated for ages 8 + and works well for children who aren’t quite ready for Raspberry Pi or Arduino. Compatible with Chromebook, Windows, and MAC, Code Car is a wonderful beginner coding STEM product.
Code Car is the perfect gift idea for children who prefer to learn by tinkering with something as opposed to having step-by-step guidance. Once your child has mastered the basics, they can visit the ‘Hack the Code Car’ page to tinker with their fully featured Code Car. Children will gain skills in the area of computer coding in addition to a general concept of technology. For a price of $40, Code Car will help build your child’s logical thinking skills in a fun, interactive way without costing a fortune.
One winner will receive a Code Car for their own learning