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Kids have so many amazing toy options now-a-days compared to when I was a kid. It is amazing to see what technology advancements have been made to help educate and encourage kids with interactive play. I do try to limit how much electronic toys they own, but the ones that we do own are educative and interactive so that it feeds their minds and imagination with knowledge in a fun and enticing way.
Now that my kids are 10 and 8 years old, they are outgrowing many of the toys that they currently have. Their tastes are changing and their minds are expanding. I want something under the tree this year that will engage them in a new and fun way, while exposing them to skills and tools that are important in today’s world. Coding is a big part of today’s world and they are at the perfect age to explore coding in a kid-friendly, interactive way.
Wonder Workshop brings coding to kids in an interactive, fun and unique way with their Cleverbot pals, Cue, Dash and Dot. These robots help kids bring play to life through coding. Kids can create fun with their robot pals and see for themselves how they can make adventures and play through coding language.
I took the time to test out Cue, Dash and Dot before getting them ready to go under the tree this year as a surprise for both of my kids and let me be honest, it was hard for me to put them down. They really are SO much fun. I can’t wait to see how much fun I know my kids will have with them during the holidays.
Cue is quite the personality. He is spunky, funny and smart. He really is engaging and fun to play with! I love how as soon as you turn him on, he transforms into this amazing robot full of personality, wit and charm. You can customize him from a selection of 4 different personalities and the more you interact with him, the more you discover how much he can do. Cue likes to play games, so kids will enjoy seeing what games he has up his sleeve!
He zooms around and interacts in so many creative ways. He will even “fist bump” with you! The fist bump is Cue’s way of testing his proximity sensors and getting to know you. Cue is very active! He moves around with ease, going in circles, back and forth, fast and slow and with precision and accuracy. It is neat to watch.
Cue has so many amazing features, such as:
- 3 Proximity Sensors
- Real-Time Bluetooth
- IR Robot Interaction
- 3 Processors & Sensor Fusion
- Dual Motors & Potentiometers
- 3 Microphones & Speaker
- Programmable LED & Buttons
- 2 Powered Wheels & Encoders
Cue can be charged by simply inserting his included USB cable into the right side of his body. He has a power switch on his left side that will glow while he is charging. When the glow stops, he is done charging. Kids of all ages will love him, but he is ideal for kids ages 11 years and up.
PURCHASE CUE: Cue retails at $199.99 and is available through Wonder Workshop’s online store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy US, Best Buy Canada, Target and Apple (Special Edition – Quartz).
Now that you have been introduced to Cue, let me introduce you to Dash and Dot. They are just as fun as Cue and perfect for kids age 6 years old and up.
Dash and Dot
Dash is packed full of fun and activity. Program Dash using one of the many Dash apps available to download. There is a Dash app for every age group, learning level and play style. Hours of fun!
Dash apps include:
Dash has so many available snap-on accessories that transform this funky robot into a playful and talented bot. There is so much to do with Dash and so many ways to personalize Dash.
Dash retails at $149.99 and includes:
- 1 Dash
- 1 Charging Cord
- 2 Building Brick Connectors
- Getting Started Guide
Dot is the ideal robot for Do-It-Yourself projects, teaching kids about coding and problem-solving skills through fun, crafting and active play projects, storytelling and construction. The possibilities are endless with Dot! The Dot Creativity Kit is valued at $79.99 and provides hours of fun for both boys and girls. Kids will have fun playing with and even dressing up Dot.
The Dot Creativity Kit includes:
- Dot the robot with attachable stand
- 2 building brick connectors
- 2 plastic to cardboard connectors
- 20 project cards with games & activities
- 10 costumes
- 1 squishy case
- 1 constructible mood lamp
- Over 100 stickers
- Multiple project accessories
- 1 charging cable
- 3 free downloadable mobile apps (Wonder, Blockly, & Go) with dozens of challenges, puzzles, and hours of free play
Dot Features include:
- Speaker & Sounds with pre-programmed sounds and ability to record your own sounds for Dot to say.
- 4 programmable buttons.
- Microphone to detect claps and voices.
- Accelerometer that lets Dot know when you are tossing, shaking, moving or tilting Dot.
- 12 programmable white LEDs in Dots eye and coloured LEDs in both Dot’s ears and eye.
- Real Time Bluetooth to connect to tablets and smartphones.
To enjoy both Dot and Dash, the Wonder Pack is the perfect gift this holiday because it includes both Cleverbots, plus all of the accessories to go with them. It’s a great value (retailed at $279.99) compared to buying everything individually and has everything you need for hours of creativity and imaginative play.
If you are looking for the a gift idea this year for kids that is interactive, educative and fun, then Wonder Workshop Cleverbots are the perfect gift! Check out their different Cleverbots and learn more about what they can do.