Teacher-Approved Tech Toys

Here are some items that Cristina Knodel, our Technology Specialist, thinks would make great gift ideas for children interested in programming and coding. "Some of these we use, some we don't, but they all have great reviews," Ms. Knodel said. 
This game develops critical skills. Gameplay provides a stealth learning experience, where players learn key programming principles in a fun, easy to learn way. 
Ages: 4+
Price: $24.95
 
Three ways to play: free coding, learning challenges, and "secret codes." Input a code to decide where Code 'n Learn Kinderbot goes!
Ages: 3-6
Price: $35.07
 
Botley helps your child learn early STEM skills while playing and having fun. He teaches kids to code with active, screen-free play that's perfect for promoting critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Ages: 5+
Price: $50.89
 
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101
Who doesn't love robots? Introduce kids to the creative world of coding with the best educational STEM toys to foster their curiosities. Building, learning, and programming robots has never been more fun!
Ages: 7-12
Price: $158.95

Build your own computer!
Ages: 6-15
Price: $114.99

All the above items are available from Amazon (be sure to use select Jacksonville Country Day School through Amazon Smile). Please note, prices listed are from the time of search and may be subject to change.
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Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.