Most of our children are growing up with an intimate understanding of technology. We let our kids play on our tablets, smartphones and computers, but it’s important to realize that a child’s exposure to technology doesn’t always have to be just “play.” There’s a wide variety of technological apps, toys, and games that not only provide learning through play, but also expose children to skills that can jump-start their future tech-y careers.

In recent years, coding and programming toys have become widely talked about by parents and educators who are invested in providing children the building blocks necessary to grasp the underlying concepts of coding. Robotic toys have emerged as great tools which expose children to basic programming languages that help to develop analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as creativity. But if we want to encourage our children to get into this world, we need to understand it ourselves. 

What is coding a

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