This Summer we decided to help our son use his tech abilities not only on his YouTube Channel, but also through different projects, building a bridge between play time and his interest for technology.
That’s why we love the Sphero – SPRK+: designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding! My son has learned coding on his own. He uses many advanced programs such as After Effects, to code movements and sync into music and graphics to create super cool intros and also does tech reviews:
We thought the Sphero- SPRK+ would be a great Summer Gift since it is far more than just a robot. With its help, he should soon be able to get comfortable around computers and solve almost any programming issue. Of course, it is going to take him time, I don’t expect him to suddenly have advanced knowledge about how to delete files and directories on a Linux operating system right off the bat (find more information on https://www.linode.com/docs/guides/delete-file-linux-command-line/ or similar webpages), but I love that he is showing much interest. For that, I have this app to thank. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and he can share his new discoveries with friends!
Here are some of the features we really love:
- SPRK+ is a great toy to play with in the house or on the go
- SPRK+ is a great way to infuse classroom-type learning outside of the classroom
- Some fun activities SPRK+ is programmed to do: navigate mazes, swim across water, be a magic 8 ball, and painting pictures
Pool Time at night, just became even more fun! My son invited his friends over and the Sphero was the life of the party!!
Check it out in action:
I wanted to share that Product Age Rating is 8+. Some of the coding and projects are not for younger ones, so you might want to check your child’s ability and the Sphero site. If you are planning on playing and using its features with your child, then it’s an amazing gift to inspire them to learn using technology and science principles! Learn More HERE!
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