TACO Playbits and Robobricks Tangible Coding from Robotix
Indian educational technology company, Robotix, have announced two ranges of hands-on coding products for kids.
Both TACO Playbits and TACO Robobricks are aimed at preschoolers and little kids aged 3 to 7. There’s a definite trend to take coding to younger kids.
Tangible coding allows children to learn the concepts of computer programming using hands-on physical resources. Robotix is using the TACO (TAngible COding) brand for its two new ranges.
TACO Playbits uses physical “chips” that represent commands and a Taco wand that can read the chips. The chips correspond to musical notes, numbers, letters and shapes.
One of the really interesting features of TACO Playbits is that it supports Braille so it can be used by vision impaired children. There are chips with Braille characters on and there’s an option for teaching Braille. We’d love to see more mainstream technology like this.
This new learning toy will soon be launched on the Indiegogo crowd funding platform. They offer Early bird discount 30% with Guaranteed Christmas 2018 delivery.
The Pre-Launch page is: