Code 'n Learn KinderBot Review (Fisher-Price)

Code 'n Learn KinderBot
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What It Is

Little learners can be big thinkers with the Code 'n Learn Kinderbot. Through three modes of play, preschoolers are introduced to early math concepts, colors, letters, and even coding and problem-solving. The Kinderbot comes with four machine accessories that can be used to build levers, ramps, and more. And a Secret Code Book provides colorful instructions to get kids building and coding, sending the Kinderbot moving in different shapes, going through an obstacle course, and even dancing or playing the saxophone.

Secret Code mode is just one of the three ways to play. In regular Code mode, kids can press the arrow buttons up to 10 times to create a path for the Kinderbot. Every time they press a button, its forehead lights up. Press the "play" button and Kinderbot will follow your coded path.

In Challenge mode, kids listen to the robot's instructions to know which arrow buttons to press. If they program the challenge correctly, Kinderbot will do a dance, and then give a new challenge. Challenges will get harder as kids master several challenges in a row.

The accessory pieces can be stored on the Kinderbot when playtime is over. 

Is It Fun?

This is an interactive way to offer early STEM learning to preschoolers. The colorful buttons are large and easy for small hands to press, and the play is really about experimentation and discovery. In the regular Code mode, kids just press whatever buttons they want and see how the robot reacts. Challenge mode is great for developing listening and problem-solving skills. And the Secret Code mode offers extra educational content (letters, shapes, early engineering) along with fun roleplay. Preschoolers will have fun dancing with the Kinderbot or pretending to ride a motorcycle. The Kinderbot really doesn't move around that much, so you won't have to worry about needing a lot of space, and it will be easy for little kids to keep up with. 

Who It’s For

The Code 'n Learn Kinderbot is for ages 3 to 6. 

What To Be Aware Of

Adult assembly is required, but is easy to do. The robot comes with four C batteries that you might want to replace once you get the toy home.

The toy has two modes of volume.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    4 C batteries required