SMART NEW GAMES TEACH CODING TO NEXT GENERATION
t Lime Juice Communication, we get ridiculously excited at the notion of novel new ways to teach the younger generation the tech skills they will require to one day rule the world (or just make a comfortable living, you know, either or). This is why we were stoked beyond belief when we recently happened upon a few new innovative games that have been developed to do just that!
Here are a few of the amazing games that are already out there (or just around the corner), waiting to arm your children with all the skills they’ll need to ride the next wave of the tech revolution:
Developed for kids ages seven and up, the Lego Boost kit will consist of a range of programmable elements that interact with the company’s iconic plastic bricks to assemble moving toys, and is set to be released in August 2017. The new playset was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January and has been met with widespread awe from the gaming community at large. In short, kids will be able to build a robot using regular bricks and programmable bricks, and send commands to their creation that will move it about. In one word – genius!
Robot Turtles is a board game for three to eight-year-olds that sneakily teaches the abstract fundamentals of programming. The premise of the game is to guide a turtle to a specific destination by laying down brightly-coloured cards with symbols on it that represents the actions the turtle is allowed to take. At the start, it takes a bit of parental interaction to get the children to cotton on to what each symbol means, but once they get the hang of it the game has infinite ways to make it more challenging.
Dash & Dot
Dash and Dot are cute little robots that come with an free app that you can download to your tablet or iPhone. Using this interface, your children then learn the fundamentals of coding while tapping out commands to get their little robots to sing, dance and move around the house. The robots also have censors that allow them to ‘interact’ with the user, so there is real time feedback.
If this doesn’t get you excited at the prospect of all the marvellous things our kids will be able to do in future, chances are you’re feeling a little out of your tech depth at the moment. No problem – get in touch with a Lime Juice Communication representative and we will happily schedule a chat about all your web-related requirements.