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Learning Resources Coding Critters Ranger & Zip, Screen-Free Early Coding Toy for Kids, Interactive STEM Coding Pet, 22 Piece Set, Ages 4+, Gifts for Boys and Girls
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- EARLY CODING SKILLS: Code along with your first coding friends and their screen-free storybook coding adventure
- PLAY MODE: Play fetch, hide and seek, and more with brave Ranger and mischievous Zip
- KID CODING ROBOT: Design your own endless coding challenges with the 22-piece pet Playset. REAL PET PLAY: Feed, pet, and take care of your interactive pets in play mode
- Super STEM Skills: From science and technology to engineering and math, STEM learning help kids build critical thinking and other skills they need for success in school and beyond!
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Meet the Coding critters: your first coding friends. These playful puppy pets bring early STEM concepts to preschool learning through 100% screen-free coding. Kids code along with their new pets’ storybook adventure, and help the brave Ranger and mischievous zip have a playtime they'll never forget. Each storybook coding challenge unfolds in the Coding critters' Fun pet playset - can you code Ranger to play hide and seek, fetch a ball from the tennis ball launcher, or catch zip after a ride down the slide? In addition to following along with the storybook's coding challenges, you can also use the pet playset to design your own code games and more. The Coding critters also double as cute interactive pets - Press Ranger's nose to activate play mode, where you can feed, pet, and take care of your new puppy robot pal. You can even make him dance and sing a silly song.
choking hazard, not for childeren under 3 years of age
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Coding Critters Ranger & Zip
Preschoolers learn real early coding skills as they follow the storybook coding adventures of Ranger & Zip, your first coding friends from Learning Resources!
Award-WInning Preschool Coding!
Awarded Preschool Toy of the Year in 2020, the Coding Critters introduce kids as young as 4 to coding fundamentals!
Storybook Coding Adventures!
As kids follow along with Ranger & Zip's storybook coding adventures, they'll code the pups to solve STEM challenges and build new skills!
When Ranger's in Play Mode, kids can feed, pet, and take care of their robot puppy pal!
Ages & Stages
Screen-Free Early Coding
Help kids learn a vital 21st-century skill with this toy that introduces logical, sequencing, and early coding fundamentals without the need for a tablet or screen!
This toy helps kids become sharp, critical thinkers by teaching them sequential thought, problem solving, and other essential skills!
From measurement and comparison to cause and effect, this toy teaches kids valuable ways to observe, record, and analyze the world around them!
|CODING CRITTERS: RANGER & ZIP||BOTLEY THE CODING ROBOT 77 PC, SET||CODE & GO ROBOT MOUSE ACTIVITY SET||BOTLEY THE CODING ROBOT|
|Min Target Age||4 Years||5 Years||4 Years||5 Years|
|Features||EARLY CODING SKILLS: Code along with your first coding friends and their screen-free storybook coding adventure||EARLY STEM SKILLS: 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||DEVELOPS: Critical Thinking, Coding Skills and Problem Solving||EARLY STEM SKILLS: 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|
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Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2022
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The larger and main animal takes three (3) AAA batteries, which are not included. The big dog is the coding robot. With directional arrows on its back, a child can easily press and enter the path they want the toy to take. To familiarize kids with usage, a short story with instructions using the characters is included. There are directional paw prints to help little ones visually lay out the path they want the animal to take before they enter commands. Along with the coding mode, there is also a "play" mode, allowing for more interaction.
The main animal has a smaller friend to interact with via a magnet in their noses. Our small friend is a puppy. The other plastic play pieces in our set are a dog house, a slide, a teeter totter, a ball, and a bone. The slide has a little "house" at the top that is easily lifted off the slide, which my children were frequently asking me to fix.
Besides the cardstock paw prints, there is also a cardstock tree and a fire hydrant. Both stand with the help of a plastic disc base. I found that the tree, which is large at the top, needs a larger base to be more stable. Our tree was also bent in half within a few moments of play. My kids quickly incorpirated other ibjects for the dogs to mive around and avoid. In my opinion, both tree and hydrant could easily have been left out and would not have been missed.
I tried the set with my three and four year olds. They had a lot of fun choosing directions for the dog. The three year old really enjoys the "dance" mode. My six year old wanted to try it out as well and enjoyed determining the dog's path.
As a member of Brilliant Minds, I get the opportunity to review toys for which I am reimbursed.
Ranger has the 4 directional buttons that you program to get him to perform a task. We programmed him to catch Zip on the slide, play hide & seek, use the fire extinguisher (he is a male doggy after all 😂) and circle his house to get inside for a 'nap'.
When you press Rangers nose for 2 seconds it turns on the play mode. Ranger dances to 4 different songs; goes on patrol, makes munching sounds for chewing his bone & snores. Zip is not programmable but he does have 4 wheels and can magnetically attach to Rangers nose. That's actually how Ranger can 'catch' him when he slides. They can also dance together the same way. We found Ranger works on several surfaces, including granite. Kids shouldn't tire of this playset as quickly because you can code Ranger to move in so many different scenarios or put him in the play mode for different options.
I will say that Ranger does not make tight turns. When he's dancing to one particular song he needs plenty of space. Also, when coding him to go to a certain location you have to take into account his turning radius to get him to that point. Our 18 month old is fascinated by Ranger and always wants the "doggy" to play with. She's obviously not coding (yet!) but likes the play mode and rolling Zip around. So this toy is appealing to multiple ages .🙂