Mojobot offers an engaging and screen-free way to learn coding. While writing and reading code at a computer makes sense, it's great to give kids a truly hands-on experience.
I loved that it was easy to get started right out of the box. There was nothing to assemble and honestly, the kids figured out what to do without my assistance.
The Mojotown Map comes in large puzzle board pieces allowing you to set up the town how you want. We thought it was easiest to clear space on the floor.
The kids were more than happy to sit on the floor around the map and take turns putting coding tags into the console.
First, my daughter went through the activity book. It's illustrated similar to a graphic novel (which my kids love to read) and guides them through using the different coding tags.
It's an engaging tutorial that didn't bore my kids like it would have if I said, “Let's read the directions on how to do this.”
After that, they came up with their own strings of code and missions. For example, my daughter placed the Golden Ticket token on one building then asked my son to pick it up and go to the Chocolate Factory.
I love that they also created a board game that you can play as a family using the included mission and challenge cards!
Darcy lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, their 8 year old daughter, 6 year old son, two cats, and a rescue dog. She loves to share kids crafts, simple recipes, and parenting tips to help other moms. She's passionate about education (which is why she is a PTO board member and Box Tops Coordinator) and all things babies. Darcy loves purple, geek culture, and making an ordinary life feel extraordinary. She and her family enjoy exploring Wisconsin and planning local adventures. Author of Breastfeeding 101: Beauty in Breastfeeding, available on Amazon. Her writing has also been featured on Babble, CafeMom, and Mom.me.