Explore X and STEM Lab: Little Engineer received.
Kora and Logan have been playing with Explorer X and STEM Lab: Little Engineer and have been having lots of fun with them. What makes this kids coding learning tool stand out from the others? It uses augmented reality and gives kids the opportunity to physically pick up and move the blocks of code which helps make learning stick.
Here’s Kora & Logan showing you how the Explorer X and STEM Lab Little Engineer works and what they like about it. Note: as you’ll see in the video, it was originally called Gimme The Code:
As you can see Explorer X is a base for your iPad as well as an attachment that has a mirror in it that you place over the top of the iPad, right in front of the camera.
Kora & Logan have been enjoying being able to actually pick up and move the blocks around in Gimme The Code. Being able to do this makes it so much more then your typical video game or app. It gets the kids involved using their hands which helps them learn, interact, and have fun.
STEM Lab Little Engineer is a fun game that is a combination of a learning app and a colorful block set. The game itself is fun and the object is to help guide the little alien, Q, to get crystals that can repair broken robots.
As kids complete each level, they get progressively more advanced. It’s fun, hands on way to teach kids STEM concepts that are integral to coding like sequential statements, loops, and conditional statements.
While STEM Lab Little Engineer teaches children how to code, with add-on sets kids can also learn math, reading, and creative problem solving.
Each learning bundle ships with the special iPad dock, the augmented reality camera attachment for the iPad, and 15 Gimme The Code coding blocks. It’s designed for children ages 5 and up and Explorer X is compatible with the iPad2, iPad3, iPad 4, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Air 1 and 2, and the iPad Mini 1/2/3/4.
I recommend the STEM Lab Little Engineer to anyone with kids in their lives who love apps, video games, and technology (and what kid doesn’t these days!). They give kids a hands on way to learn how concepts that are essential for coding and they make it fun and memorable. Learning to code can change kids lives and Explorer X and STEM Lab Little Enginner opens the door for them.
It’s retail price is $79.99 but you can get it for $54 when it launches on Indigogo in June!