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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My son is too young for this but this seems like a good gift for 8+ for sure. You must be so proud of you son. Way to go.
Wow! Kids nowadays are so lucky to have endless choices when it comes to toys. Love that this helps kids with coding. My daughter is a bit too young for this though.
These look super cool, kids are lucky these days – they have way better toys that I did as a kid haha
This is so cool, my husband would love it lol something for him and our son to work on together and somehting different too. I love stuff like this
This is indeed very interesting. Will check if this product is already available in my country.
Wow, so cute! Kids would definitely love and having fun with it!
Team up Girl
Haha I honestly think even my husband would like that. He’s like a tech child sometimes 🙂 great post!
Our Family World
Wow. Super cool toy! I mean it is not only a toy but it fosters a child’s interest in robotics. I have to get a Sphero for my child!
We love these kind of ‘toys’! It’s a great way to teach kids about the basics of coding and give them a head start. Sphero is one we are getting for my stepson this summer! I know he is going to love it!
I have to check this out. Playtime should also be learning time for the kids. Since we can’t take away technology from them, let’s just incorporate it to their playtime.
this is def not just for kids!! i have a friend that loves this stuff
I don’t think this is just for kids. My husband has friends come over and they use Raspberry Pi’s to program toy robotic cars. This would be fun to add to his toy chest and chase the cats with!
My daughter is still too young for anything like this but I know older kids would go crazy for it!
I haven’t heard of this before but it sounds like fun. My 8 year old loves science toys and this would make him happy.
Hats off to people who can code. It seems so foreign to me!
These are such perfect educational ideas for kids. My 11 years old son might love it.
A great read! Sphero- SPRK+ seems like a great gift for the kids!
This is a gear toy for a 8 year old child to use.
Wow I never seen this before and it looks super fun! I guess my kids may be too young for it but I want to get it for myself for when I go to the pool!
I am always looking for toys for my children that teach, or atleast motivate learning through play. This looks like a great fit, I will check it out.
Love this! I’ve been looking for some educational ideas to do with the kids this summer, this is perfect.
Shelley R Zurek
I saw the original concept of the sphero at the CES show about 5 or 6 years ago. I am glad it still is successful today.
What an awesome toy! I know my niece and nephews would love this!
I homeschool my kiddos so I am always looking for ideas. My children and I are doing some fun subscription science experiment boxes this summer.
This looks so cool! I know my son, and husband would love this!
Okay, this is just awesome. My kids would have a blast with it.
All I could think when I saw Sphero running is that my husband would use it to chase the cats. He is 8+ but sometimes I wonder about that….
I love toys that encourage learning! This looks so fun, and a great way to get kids started on coding early.
This looks like a lot of fun. How neat is this! My girls would love this.
That sounds mega fun, totally wish these kind of toys existed when I was a kid. so cool to see that they are for the new generation.
Nice. This is a great way to engage my son this summer as we are already running out of things to do. He loves coding and science!
This looks like a super clever toy that would be perfect for my 8 year old.
This looks like a fun product. My 9 and 10 year old want to start a youtube channel for toys
This is so awesome, My son would absolutely love it! He loves coding.
My son loves everything to do with technology. I know he would think this is really fun!
This looks really cool. Seems like something my godson would enjoy.
I’m so glad they got the Sphero into a more mass production marketable price range and format. I remember seeing the original demo and it was quite advanced. It looks like they’ve really made it functional for all ages.
Corinne & Kirsty
Looks like a really cool toy! I’d see a lot of kids playing with it for hours! xx corinne
Oh my goodness. I have a grandson who would love this. It looks fantastic.
Heather @ Kraus House Mom
Two of my kids want to get into coding. This would be great for them.
Sphero looks amazing. I don’t have kids, but I need one of these, like yesterday. What a cool toy!
This seems like a lot of fun! I didn´t know that before!
This is so cool! My nephew would die if I got him one of these! Love that it can even go in the pool!
Wow, this is pretty cool! I can see hours of fun happening with this toy.
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
How awesome is this. My 9-year-old would be ALL over this in a heartbeat!
I love toys like this. All of that syncing to music and other options through code gets the kids interested in STEM and learning before they even know it!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
That is so cool! I love Sphero. My kids have an earlier model. This one is tricked out!
That sounds super fun! My boys would flip over this!!