Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Little Programmers!

We are definitely a tech friendly family and my husband is a computer programmer/software developer. He's been coding since he was young and I imagine our boys will at least learn the basics at some point. When I saw the chance to try out Robot Turtles, I knew it was perfect. When it arrived I sent it straight to hubby to get his opinion.

The game helps encourage skills in kids ages 4 and up that build the fundamentals of programming. It started as a KickStarter project and is the most backed board game to date. I could definitely see why. Hubby had seen it advertised on his geek/tech forums and knew about it already. He dove right in and we started right away with out 4.5yr old. Nolan couldn't' get enough. He kept asking to play more and was getting everything. I don't know much about computer programming myself but I could see the skills when he'd put together a sequence of steps or when he would mess up and call out "bug". Nolan told us after playing it was his favorite game and he wanted to play it every day (which he has continued to ask for daily!).

I love that this game brought together father and son doing something more than counting cherries or basic memory play. They were both involved and it's great to see them gain hobbies and skills that they both enjoy. Interested in trying it out yourself? You can get your own copy on Amazon!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this very informative review! I have a feeling we'll be picking it up either via Amazon or at Target next month.