Coding is becoming as fundamental to work, education, and culture as literacy was in earlier centuries. Not every child needs to become a computer programmer, but coding gives children the tools to create and participate in a culture, society, and working world increasingly structured by computers.
Steambots offers an inviting, engaging platform for children to start their journey into creating with code. Steambots' block-based coding language gives children control over the robot's movements, sounds, and sensors, allowing them to express their imaginations with code. Our curriculum encourages children to tell stories, create characters, and explore their world.
With computational thinking, you model the problem, break it down into smaller sequential steps, invent solutions, and test them out.
WHY START YOUNG?
During childhood, children are naturally curious and inquisitive about the world around them.
MOVE + PLAY + BUILD
Young children learn best when their minds and bodies are in motion. With Steambots, children see how their code affects the physical world around them.
Scientific and technical fields suffer from a gender participation gap. Steambots is helping to close that gap at an early age.
Steambots is purposefully designed with a neutral aesthetic and in gender neutral colors so that it is appealing to all children.
Though not all children will become engineers or computer programmers, a foundation in robotics and coding education gives all children an opportunity to make that choice for themselves.
Studies demonstrate that children benefit from connecting programming concepts to concrete, physical objects, reinforcing learning in an age-appropriate way.