Ready, Set, Code
When you check out the Code-a-pillar, it is ready to go. The batteries are already provided in the robot, so all you will need is your Code-a-pillar and sense of adventure to get started!
To wake up your Code-a-pillar, turn it over and push the black button to the right. Twist the dials on its back to program the Code-a-pillar, then press the play button to send it on its path. You can program the Code-a-pillar to move forward, left or right. You can also add lights and sound effects, resulting in over 1000 possible coding combinations.
What Your Child Will Learn
- Planning and sequencing: After twisting the segments a few times, kids will discover that if they plan a path and twist the dials to create the right sequence, they can get the Code-a-pillar to follow their plan.
- Problem solving and critical thinking: Programming a path strengthens problem solving as kids figure out how to code the robot to go wherever they want. By programming different combinations to send Code-a-pillar down various paths, preschoolers can try and try again, exercising those critical thinking skills.
Extend the Fun
The cute, smart and irresistible Code-a-pillar needs your help! Will Code-a-pillar make it to the end of the maze? Will he eat the right number of leaves and fill his belly up for the next challenge? It’s in your hands to find out. Rewards, sound effects and animations add to the play and learning fun.