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STEM TOY: Ozobot (robotics using markers)

STEM TOY: Ozobot (robotics using markers)

I’m always looking for STEM toys for my son to get him off screens. When I was offered this toy, I didn’t really know what it was, but it sounded like it was worth checking out. The packaging doesn’t really do it justice in terms of how simple and fun it is to use so it sat for weeks, untouched.

STEM TOY: Ozobot

Finally, I got my son to open the box. And we found a nice package of stickers, markers and a very small robot! I wish that was on the box. We would have torn the box open much sooner!

Ozobot STEM toy for kids

STEM TOY: Ozobot

The Ozobot is a very cool toy that teaches kids the principles of programming using this small robot and markers! Yes! Markers. And stickers!

STEM TOY: Ozobot

You program the Ozobot’s path by using colored markers to lay a track that it will follow.

Ozobot STEM Toy for kids

Different colors in different patterns are pre-programmed to make the Ozobot do different things.

There are stickers with these color patterns that your child can use, or s/he can use markers to get the Ozobot to do different things.

STEM TOY: Ozobot

The Ozobot comes with everything you need including paper paths that your child can customize. The Ozobot itself can be decorated as well.

ozobot

The Ozobot kits start at $49. I’d recommend it for kids ages 6 and up. I really like how this STEM toy combines art and creativity with robotics in an opened ended way to play. This makes the toy suitable for a wide range of ages, and also makes it more interesting so that your child will use it more than just once or twice. Math and computer programming is essentially understanding patterns, and this toy teaches that concept using markers and colors! This is a toy to lure kids who think they don’t like STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) into the fold!

I received a kit from Ozobot to evaluate with my son. My opinions, as always, are my own.

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STEM TOY: Ozobot (robotics using markers)

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

6 Comments

  1. That sounds really cute and fun!
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  2. My kids would have a blast with this toy!
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  3. Hi Valerie, my sons (9 & 7) love Ozobot! My 9-year-old even started a company and created Ozobot sticker codes to improve paper play. It’s amazing how much these help code their tracks! You first draw your racetrack, maze, or map, then decided what you want your Ozobot to do!

    http://www.ozoeasy.com and on Amazon.

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