lately, the kiddos (eh hem, i’m looking at you, mister samson!) are really into robots. and while josh and i are pretty selective when it comes to the kind of toys we bring into our home, we are just as excited about this robot phase, because we’re finding that it’s such a great way to bond interactive play with technology in a way that challenges problem solving and critical thinking skills.
fisher-price recently asked us to try out their new think & learn code-a-pillar, which is a new robot toy for little ones ages 3-6, and one that eleanor and samson (and conrad when the kids are nice and let him play with it) cannot get enough of right now! we were so proud of them for figuring out how to get their toy to do different things. by using a little trial and error and having a little perseverance, they made the code a pillar go straight, turn, light up, and make sounds. we really saw their wheels turning as they had to get the code-a-pillar to arrive at its “target discs” or when they even programmed it to get around an obstacle or follow an exact path (we made one out of construction paper and tape.)
i love finding learning toys like this that get my kids excited and thinking! having these sorts of tools to encourage problem solving and critical thinking skills are really so important for these little ones and we loved how this smart toy helped them get on the floor and use their imaginations while challenging them in many ways.