It’s an undisputed fact that robots have been cool since the beginning of time. They’re featured in every major Sci-Fi franchise from Star Wars to the Jetsons. So, of course, there’s been a boom in kid-friendly educational robots for kids that teach the art of coding through interactive play with robot toys for kids. These coding robots are great for a variety of age groups and at a variety of price points. Check out a few of our favorites.
Botley is the screen-free coding robot that helps your child learn early STEM skills while playing and having fun. Botley is ready to teach coding for kids right out of the box with minimal setup. Botley is the perfect toy for children aged 5 and above, and he grows with your kids’ skill level.
Read our full review of the Botley Coding Robot.
Edison is one of the most affordable robot toys of it’s kind. It’s commonly used in classrooms across the country to teach kids coding. From drag-and-drop block-based coding to text-based coding with Python, one of the biggest benefits of Edison is the diverse robot programming skills available. Edison can be programmed using any of the robot programming languages.
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Wonder workshop is a great Coding Robot for Kids 6+ years old. Dash robot helps to make tech knowledge accessible for all ages and provides expander packs to help Dash grow with your child’s skill level. Dash is voice activated and navigates objects. Dash helps to create confident digital competencies in kids with their 5 Free Programming STEM Apps.
Ozobot is a pocket-sized, beginners bot for building early STEAM skills in kids ages 6+ with basic coding skills. Ozobot is a screen-free educational robot toy that teaches kids to code by drawing commands with a marker. Once your child progresses they can use OzoBlockly online. It’s a more advanced program editor used to create bit code via a drag and drop feature.
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With the LEGO boost creative toolbox, kids can build five different robots from one set. Each robot is progressively more challenging and teaches different skills. Kids can build and code interactive, motorized robots, models and creations with distance, color and tilt sensor technologies. This is one of the most fun robot kits for kids out there!
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Evo is a coding robot suitable for older kids ages 9+ but for coders at all levels. Evo arrives assembled and ready to play with app games and two ways to code. The app allows kids to work at their own pace and level up their skills as they progress through the games.
The learn and go robot mouse set features Colby the light up mouse robot. The is one of the best robot toys for little kids. My son has one in his kindergarten class! This little robot has colorful programming buttons that are simple to use and straightforward.
This coding set includes 16 maze grids, 22 maze walls, 3 tunnels, 30 double-sided coding cards, 10 double-sided activity cards, cheese wedge, and activity guide to provide a hands-on introduction to coding concepts.
JIMU robots are interactive codable bots that help kids learn hands-on engineering by programming JIMU using Blockly code. JIMU robots can be programmed to navigate obstacles, pick-up objects, and much more!
Kids can get creative and create new, custom actions with the PRP (Pose, Record, Play) function. This kit includes parts to build two construction-ready robots – GrabberBot or DigBot – or build your use your creativity to build your very own JIMU Robot creation.
Dot is the perfect companion for kids aged 6 to 10 years old. Dot comes with 20 activity cards and multiple accessories for kids to learn the basics of robot programming. Dot’s Do-It-Yourself projects in the new Dot Creativity Robotics Kit help kids explore coding in a way that is unique and fun!
Special tasks including getting active, building and creating with bricks, storytelling and more. Dot brings new life to coding toys with these imaginative features that attract creative thinkers. Learn the basics of programming while having fun!
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Katie is mom of two rambunctious boys and a self-proclaimed super nerd. With a background in neuroscience, she is passionate about sharing her love of all things STEM with her kids. She loves to find creative ways to teach kids computer science and geek out about coding and math. You can find her blogging at Teach Your Kids Code and in her spare time, documenting her families travels at Tear Free Travel.