KIBO Small Classroom Pack, screen-free robot kit for 10-12 kids. 4-7 years old. 18 Blocks Kit (advance level)
Build. Art. Code. Play.
What is KIBO?
KIBO is the screen-free robot kit for kids that lets 4- to 7-year-olds create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO is an easy and fun way to bring robotics and coding to your young learners and spark their interest in STEAM.
- When children code with KIBO they are learning invaluable skills that will lead them on the path for success in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) skills and future careers. As they learn all these skills, they will think it is just play!
- Based on 20 years of early child development research, this hands-on educational robot engages young students to learn STEAM concepts through play and creative self-expression.
- STEAM learning with KIBO is fun, imaginative and easy. Your youngest learners will playfully discover these concepts by coding with wooden building blocks, creating sequences, and learning design processes.
- Used in 55 countries and tested and approved by thousands of children and their caregivers, KIBO has proven efficacy in helping kids learn STEAM, and getting them excited about it!
Imagine and Create with KIBO
Young children learn by doing. KIBO gives your kids the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible—exactly what their young minds and bodies need. And KIBO does all this without requiring screen time from PCs, tablets or smartphones.
KIBO serves as an open platform designed for kids to imagine and create their own robot. Just turn it upside down. See the circuitry? Kids can visibly see that this is the KIBO “brain” and not magic. Just add the wheels with the motors and your KIBO is on the move!
Which KIBO is Right for Me?
For Educational Institutions
KIBO 18 & KIBO 21 are available in various Classroom Packages, which includes our Curriculum Materials.
KIBO is available in 4 different robot kits.
Curriculum and Teacher Materials to Ensure KIBO Success
When you make the commitment to purchase KIBO for your young learners, we want to ensure you’re successful bringing robotics into your classroom.
Browse the complete list of teaching materials and lesson plans.
Our comprehensive set of curriculum materials supports you in every way. You’ll get easy to implement lesson plans and fun play-based activities to introduce KIBO and build students’ basic engineering and programming skills; but you’ll also get support in integrating robotics into your classroom with a wide range of cross-curricular connections to literacy, community, dance, science, and more!
Small Classroom Package for 10-12 Students (KIBO 18)
KIBO is a robot kit specifically designed for young children ages 4-7 years. It is different from any other kit out there because it appeals to both technically minded kids and those that connect more to arts and culture or physical activity. Young children learn by doing. Children build their own robot with KIBO, program it to do what they want, and decorate it. KIBO gives children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible—exactly what their young minds and bodies need. And KIBO does all this without requiring screen time from PCs, tablets or smartphones.
Hey! If you are reading about a class-sized package, you must be a teacher. Great to have you here, welcome to the era of robotics.
Times have changed; technologies are rapidly changing as well. For teachers, it’s important to adapt to these modern learning kits. All of the teachers who are using KIBO for their curriculum are super happy. Because it very well serves the learning purpose for kids as well as the bond between kids and teachers become much stronger.
Teachers – Have an experience of a lifetime!
Words and images only cannot express the KIBO experience kids and teachers have together. It’s second to none. You are provided with all the material to make the most out of the package, be it guide books, training session, activity material and much more.
Kids will get to learn about repeat blocks, conditional and nesting statements that really help them to understand programming at a macro level. With a doubt, KIBO help kids to not only become smarter and enjoy their time. But it also prepares them for future, as the future is about Robotics and boom rise of Python programming.
The small classroom package is just perfect for 10 to 12 students. The bundle package offers 5 complete KIBO 18 Blocks Robot Kits and much more. So here is a complete preview of what you get out of the small lecture room package.
Let’s first review what the small classroom package has to offer and we will then learn more about KIBO and benefits as well.
- 5 x KIBO 18 kits
- Pack of 12 Engineering Design Journals
- Pack of 12 Assessment Workbooks
- Activity Guide Cards
- Creating with KIBO Core Curriculum
- “KIBO Says”, class programming game
- Two posters: KIBO and Engineering Process
- Two hours of Professional Development Consultation via phone or web-conference. *Training has to be used within 1 year of purchase date.
Just to add, Kinder Lab charges around $200 for professional training per hour. So here you get two hours absolutely free.
Let’s get to know KIBO 18 Robot Kits
For a couple of years, Kinder Labs were after a research to provide kids with a smarter learning system. Something that kids enjoy, teachers can manage but most importantly it should develop a child’s brain. That the toy must develop questioning and reasoning ability, introduce kids to robotics, increase their cognitive ability and should be affordable as well.
Finally, KIBO came in to existence. It surpassed the teacher’s expectation by heap and bounds. KIBO became the new trendsetter of the kid’s learning system. KIBO 18 works best for kids with an age range of 4 to 7 years old.
KIBO uses this power approach of education namely STEAM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. It is research proven to have helped students to gain multiple learning benefits and a number of abilities to become mentally smarter.
Kinder Labs introducing KIBO – STEAM based Kit
With KIBO, safety and environment concern always come first. So kids get to learn about interesting topics such as different inputs and outputs to be able to make custom robotic projects.
KIBO 18 Kit Details
While the classroom package contains 5 complete KIBO 18 kits, here is what you get with each KIBO kit.
There’s one KIBO robot with 18 programming blocks, including 12 parameter cards, 2 wheels, 3 motors, 3 sensors (light, sound, distance sensor), 1 light-bulb output device, and art platforms namely stage support, stage pedestal, rectangular stage and round stage
How KIBO works?
A scanner is built-in to the robot. The scanner has the ability to scan any programming block. As soon as a block is scanned, the commands are sent back to robot for that wooden program block.
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendation
KIBO vision is in alignment with AAP.
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends saving kids from longer screen viewing time. Kids with an age range of 4 to 7 gets most affected due to these touch screen viewing. KIBO is prepared in safest possible ways taking early child-hood precautions for a healthier learning experience.
Q-1 Where can I find the complete parts list for each KIBO kit?
The complete contents of each KIBO kit can be found on Contents tab in the product listing page.
Q-2 What is your warranty policy?
We offer a 6-month warranty on the KIBO robot and its parts.
We test every robot and component before it leaves our factory, but sometimes issues do arise. If you find KIBO and any of its parts faulty, please contact support and let us know the program you are experiencing. If, after testing, we find KIBO or its parts faulty, we will replace it. We will ask that you mail back the faulty part with the printed note describing what the issue was.
Q-3 What is your return policy?
If you decide you do not like your KIBO and want to return it, you have 30 days to do so. You need to mail us the KIBO in the exact same condition and packaging as you received it and email us to let us know that you are sending it back and (if you are so kind) the reason why. Once received, we will refund you the amount you paid for KIBO. After 30 days, we will not accept returns.
Q-4 What is the main difference between the four different KIBO kits?
There are two main differences between our different KIBOs: the number of programming blocks they come with (which determines the number of actions KIBO can perform) and the number of add-on modules to expand the options for learning and playing with KIBO.
See what is included in each kit in our comparison chart.
Q-5 Can I buy more programming blocks a la carte?
Yes! Please visit our online store.
Q-6 I already bought a KIBO 10, can I now buy sensors a la carte?
Yes! Please visit our online store. If you buy new sensor modules, make sure to buy the needed programming blocks, such as the IF and END IF and the associated parameter cards.
Q-7 I am a parent and I want to know what is the best way to start helping my child learn with KIBO in a fun way?
We have developed a set of activity cards to help you get started. You can find them online, or you can order them from our online store. We have also created a game called KIBO Says, which is very similar to Simon Says and helps children learn the different KIBO commands.
We also have a site dedicated to activities, tutorials, and curriculum called KIBO Resources .
Q-8 Do you offer professional development?
We do! See all the types of professional development available, including training. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us. We will be happy to work with you to craft something to meet your needs.
Q-8 Can I get a sample KIBO for my classroom?
Please contact us to learn more about the demo/pilot program where we will discuss your needs, a possible loan term and other details. Make sure to sign up for our Child’s Play Newsletter to learn more.
Q-9 How do I get a grant for my school to buy KIBOs?
There are several different ways. See our Grants and Funding page to learn the various ways to get funding for your school purchase. There, you will also find a PDF document with information you might find useful when writing a grant.
Q-10 What kind of teaching materials do you have available?
We have teaching materials that include a sample of everything educators might need for using KIBO in their classrooms, after school programs, summer camps, etc. Check out the Engineering Design Journal, Assessment Workbooks with stickers, Activity Guide Cards, Curriculum Book, “KIBO Says” programming game and two posters. You can also buy all of these materials a la carte or in packets of 25 or 100 or buy a classroom package which includes Teaching Materials.
We also have a site dedicated to activities, tutorials, and curriculum called KIBO Resources.
Q-11 Can you tell me more about your curriculum?
Our core curriculum, “Creating with KIBO” is designed for helping young children build, create, and learn to code with the KIBO robot kit. It provides an engaging introduction to powerful ideas from computer science, engineering and robotics in a structured, developmentally appropriate way: the engineering design process, robotics, sequencing a program, control flow through parameters, branched statements, and sensors. After being exposed to this curriculum, young children will be able to engage in both computational thinking and engineering design, while having fun with their KIBO robots. The curriculum integrates the use of art materials, literacy, music and dance. It is aligned with Common Core standards.
This 40-hour core curriculum framework covering programming, robotics, and the engineering design process with KIBO, was created for children 4 to 7 years old. Its scope and sequence is based on over a decade of research done by Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers and her DevTech research group at Tufts University. Check out their Early Childhood Robotics Network, to find other curricula for using KIBO and integrating it with different content areas in the early childhood classroom.
In addition to the core curriculum, we also have four Curriculum Guides which explore cross-curricular activities using the KIBO expansion modules:
Marker Extension Set – Make Learning Visible!
Sound Record/Playback Module – Showtime with KIBO!
Building Brick Extension Set – Build it Better!
Expression Module – Express Yourself!
We also have a site dedicated to activities, tutorials, and curriculum called KIBO Resources.
Q-12 What are your recommendations for equipping a classroom with KIBOs?
It depends on how many children are in your classroom and how many children you want to group together while working with KIBO. Based on our experience with different classroom needs, we put together three packages that have everything a teacher will need:
A Classroom Package that serves 20 to 24 students, which includes ten KIBO 18 or KIBO 21 kits plus teaching materials for 25 students
A Small Classroom Package that serves 10 to 12 students, which includes five KIBO 18 or KIBO 21 kits plus teaching materials for 12 students
An Activity Center Package that serves 4 to 6 students which includes two KIBO 18 or KIBO 21 kits plus teaching materials for 6 students.
We are happy to develop a package that is right for you! Please contact our sales team to discuss your unique situation.
Q-13 Can I get a discount if I buy many KIBO kits?
We offer discounts for single orders as follows:
5% for orders totaling between $25,000 – $60,000
10% off orders over $60,000
Please contact us and let us know if you have any questions on the discount.
Q-14 How can I get Technical Support help?
You can contact our technical support team with any issues you may have. Alternatively, please see our Technical Support page which may offer additional assistance.