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Preschooler Programming Toys

The Primo Play Set Teaches Coding Before Reading

— December 20, 2013 — Life-Stages
The digital life is becoming so prevalent that designers are finding ways to introduce it to children in a more educational manner; the latest being the Primo Play Set. Instead of getting children to fiddle with tablets and smartphones, the Primo Play Set encourages them to learn about coding. It is shaped like a traditional wooden toy to accomplish this feat.

With the Primo Play Set, a toddler can program a plywood robot. The simply pop a few colored boxes into a compiler board in order to get it working. From there, they can tell it where to go in the room. Filippo Yacob, managing director of the startup, says it started with a question: "How can we develop a product that helped children become creators, and not just consumers? And what does it mean to be a creator in the world we live in?"
Trend Themes
1. Educational Programming Toys for Preschoolers - Traditional toys are being adapted to teach coding skills to toddlers, providing an avenue for early introduction to the digital world.
2. Coding Education for Toddlers - Toddlers are being introduced to coding through interactive and playful modes that enhance their learning experience.
3. Interactive Learning Through Playtime - Educational toys for toddlers are now designed with interactivity to keep them engaged and motivated in their learning journey.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Industry - The traditional toy industry can incorporate interactive and educational components in their products to attract tech-savvy parents and cater to the growing technological interest among children.
2. Technology Industry - The technology industry can develop more child-friendly and easily accessible software and hardware to support the development of educational programming toys for children.
3. Education Industry - The education industry can adopt new teaching methods and tools that integrate technology and playful learning to enhance students' learning experiences.
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