Disclosure: I was sent the product mentioned, pictures and opinions are my own.
What do you think of the toys of today’s kids? I find them amazing. The amount of knowledge and learning it does is something that leaves me in awe. I was recently sent a Fisher-Price Code-a-pillar which is geared to help develop the minds of children ages 3-6 yrs old in problem solving, planning, sequencing and critical thinking. These tech toys provide a fun and educational experience, and can influence how children will learn, build, and grow. With these new Kids Tech products/gadgets and learning apps, keeping your kids engaged couldn’t be easier.
I was so excited to get selected to review the Code-a-pillar because I have little inventors in this house and everyone loves technology. Last school year I was told by Little A’s (age 8 at the time) teacher that he wasn’t very up-to-date on today’s technology and that it was hurting him in class. I knew right then things would change all the way down to his little sibling, Nicoli. BabyGirl turns 13 years old next month and is all about science (she went to Stem camp this past Fall) so it isn’t shocking that she was excited to show her 3 yr old brother all about the code-a-pillar and how it works. Course it didn’t take him long to figure it out, he even figured out that when the code-a-pillar runs into something it says “uh oh.” He knew he needed to turn it around and push the button to start it again.
I love that he is able to figure out he can control the direction this little bug does by simply changing direction piece and attaching it. For those that do not know the Code-a-pillar comes with the head (brain), 8 direction pieces a stop block and a go targets. There are 2 right, 2 left, 3 straight and the noise piece. Have your little guy/girl set up their code-a-pillar and ask them if they can figure out which way it will go and when. He’s figured out it must light up the whole bug before it starts the directions. The pieces snap together just like a USB which makes it easy for little hands. They are also light in weight so you don’t have to worry about them being too heavy for your child to pick up. They even have cards inside the box for them to follow the codes.