Coding, The Language Of The Future

We all know that learning languages is much easier when we are young. It’s a great idea to put your child in an immersion program to give them the advantage of having a second, or even third language under their belt. Coding is also a language, and it’s the career of the future. Let’s help our children realize their full potential by having these amazing educational robots disguised as toys help them along the path to greatness!
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Dash and Dot

Created by the Wonder Workshop, these kid-friendly robots teach children coding skills while they play. Dash and Dot are interactive and will unleash your child’s creativity. They have free apps that can be downloaded onto any compatible smartphone or tablet. The apps are easy for kids to use and present hundreds of challenges and puzzles. Kids will learn to make Dash maneuver around the house, sing and dance! The robots respond to voice and react to the environment around them, sensing when they are about to run into something or someone. They make excellent play mates and wonderful teachers.

Are you wondering what the difference between Dash and Dot is? Dot is just Dash without the wheels! Both Dot and Dash have the brains of a robot, are interactive and can be used and controlled with the apps. Both Dash and Dot speak and can record your own voice.

There are snap-on accessories for Dash and Dot to give them new personalities and play new games, including the launcher, bulldozer bar, bunny ears, Lego blocks to turn them into anything, and a xylophone to compose music. There are endless possibilities for creative learning within the apps that kids are not going to get bored with these robots!

Dash and Dot are catching on

Over 8500 elementary schools around the world have purchased Dash and Dot to teach children computer science and make learning fun.

The robots can be bought separately or as a duo. When Dash and Dot come together, they interact with each other! They are a great way to teach your children about computer programming and robotics while they just feel like they’re playing. This is how learning should be… and I don’t mean just for kids!

Dot and Dash ship for free to the U.S. and Canada.

Watch the video below to see Dot and Dash in action! Leave a comment and let me know what you think of them!

Dash and Dot – Educational Robots
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12 thoughts on “Dash and Dot – Educational Robots

  • January 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm
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    Great concept! It’s up to date and will help kids understand coding better. Most kids would love these. I am sure they have many benefits but I was wondering at what age could kids start playing with these? Are they not dangerous for small children? What are the challenges when using these toys?

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    • January 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm
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      Hi Dira! They are recommended for children ages 6 and up. I wouldn’t say they’re dangerous for small children – small children are probably dangerous for them. Also, smaller children wouldn’t have the understanding necessary to learn how to program them using the apps and “teach” the robots new games.

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  • January 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm
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    Hiya, just leaving a comment to say your website is amazing. Thankyou for sharing, i look forward to your future posts.

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    • January 28, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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      Hi Gemma,
      Thank you so much I really appreciate that! 🙂

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  • January 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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    All I can say is—wow! How about that! I can’t imagine how you can program such a tiny bot to do so many things and interact with things!!! If I had kids I’d certainly want to get them these that they can interact with while learning and having fun, it is amazing what they come up with. This would be the perfect Christmas present for all your kids together wouldn’t it! Their voices are so adorable 😀

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    • January 28, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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      Hi Emma,
      It’s definitely amazing the things they can do now. The fact that real robots are now kids’ toys, and that they’re educational and provide building blocks for the future is astounding. I also think they’d make a great Christmas gift for all the kids together!
      Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  • January 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm
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    WOW! Isn’t it amazing what’s out there now?

    When I was getting my start in programming I used these things called books, and libraries. 🙂

    If I’d had access to the Internet I can only imagine what I’d be capable of today. These robots are awesome and I can see adults spending time with these critters just as much as the kids.

    Do you know if the only way to program them is through the app interface? Or can you interface with these robots in other languages?

    I’m curious to know this because as my kids age (OK, you caught me, and so that I can play with them) if their programming can be extended infinitely or if they are limited to just what is available in the app.

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    • January 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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      Hi Jack,
      It definitely is amazing how fast technology evolves! I would love to play with these robots, too!
      I don’t know if I can answer your question, but I believe the way to code them is through the apps because they’re designed to teach young children coding skills with easy to follow instructions.
      However, there are 5 different apps available and hundreds of different games that can be coded into them, and they are always updating and coming up with new apps. I think the possibilities are endless!
      I hope this helps!

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  • January 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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    Really interesting stuff – do you know whether these products are available in the UK? I teach and am involved with STEM in our school – this looks looks like a great tool for delivering one of our goals. Appreciate any guidance you can give.

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    • January 28, 2017 at 9:02 pm
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      Hi Steve,
      Thanks for stopping by. I’m pretty sure the Wonder Workshop robots are available worldwide. If you can’t order them through the website (I’m pretty sure that you can) they are also available through other avenues like Amazon, etc. I recommend ordering through the website or an approved store so that you can be sure you’ll receive proper warranty.
      If you are interested, they have a Teachers section on their website with lots of information. There’s a help and FAQ link at the bottom of the site.
      I think it’s a really great, engaging tool to teach children while having fun! I hope this helped.

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  • January 28, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Hi tanks for sharing this wonderful information really found your article to be helpful.

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