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The best toys for budding coders

Even if they don’t know their 0’s from their 1’s, your kid can learn coding just as easily as they learn to read with some of the most popular toys on the market. Ten years after you buy one of our best coding toys could be when your child sells their first IPO. Hey, it could happen.

Check out this stellar collection of coding toys that we’ve compiled. And take a look at some of the best Black Friday toy deals we’ve found in 2020.

Fisher Price Code-a-Pillar Toy

How does the Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy work? The different, interchangeable segments all make the Code-a-Pillar do different things. You can connect the segments to make Code-a-pillar go forward, left, right, or wherever you choose. The fun part is setting a goal (maybe how to get the toy to go through the legs of a coffee table) and letting the kid figure out how to achieve it. It includes lights, entertaining character sounds, and blinking eyes for a more stimulating experience.

Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot

The Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot comes with free apps for hours of playtime, and arrives fully charged so it can be used right out of the box. With this toy, kids can learn to code before they even learn to read. It responds to voice commands, and it comes with five free apps where kids can survey sequences. Let your kid play with this coding robot to help boost his or her critical thinking and creativity.

Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

In our day, we played video games. These days, kids can make their very own video games. Mattel’s Bloxels isn’t so much a toy as it is a board that can be used to create video game levels in an included app. You can design just about anything in the game on the board, meaning that your only limit is your imagination.

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