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A Hong Kong-based startup has come up with a LEGO-compatible set of electronic blocks which teaches children to code whilst playing. The blocks allow children to build amazing interactive constructs which, aside from giving kids a hell of a good time, also teaches them the logic behind mechanics, coding and electricity. Honeycomb, as the novel product is called, is comprised of hexagonal blocks with snappy magnetic connectors which allow children from 5 and up to create hundreds of thousands of functional combinations. The...

As science, technology, engineering and maths become more integrated into our world, a corresponding emphasis is being placed on teaching our kids about these topics. Part of this has been a huge rise in educational toys over the past decade. Baz Macdonald investigates. For most of us, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) were not subjects that we really grappled with until high school, except for some basics at primary school. But these days the subjects are being introduced to children...

Want your kids to learn how to code? According to a recent Gallup study, you’re not alone. The organization found that nine in 10 parents want their kids to study computer science, despite only one in four schools actually offering such opportunities. As a result, a lot of parents (myself included), find themselves searching for tools they can use at home to teach their children computer programming skills without turning their weekends into another school day. If you’re looking for coding...

Image: UBTECH Advertisement Editor’s Picks There are a number of robots designed to help kids learn the basics of coding, but this is the first we’ve seen that comes equipped with a purple mane and a light-up horn. Meet UnicornBot, a programmable robot kit that UBTECH Robotics is launching today. Recommended for children age 8 and up, it is on sale for US $120 on UBTECH’s site and retailers like Target and Amazon. UBTECH, headquartered in Shenzen, China, with offices in Los Angeles, says UnicornBot...