By the year 2020, computer programming will become part of the curriculum at Japanese elementary schools. As forward-looking as this is, it has caused a lot of anxiety among students, parents, and teachers. Will they be able to meet the new educational requirements? The Gakken Programming Skills Car Toy is a fun training toy that can help youngsters get acquainted with the basics of programming without actually using computers or any other intimidating machinery!
Using the basic Japanese words like "front," "back," "left," "right," "start," or "stop" printed on the cards, the Gakken Programming Skills Car Toy can be programmed to follow various routes on the board. Use the kit to help your children understand the challenges of specific tasks and developing the strategies needed to carry them out: if they get that, real computer programming will become much easier in the future. Plus they will have learned their first Japanese words!
The Gakken Programming Skills Car Toy features:
- Recommended for ages 3 and over
- No computer or smartphone app necessary
- Program the car with the cards and board
- Materials: ABS
- Power: AA batteries x 3 (sold separately)
- Includes 60 command cards
- Instructions: Japanese