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 +======Cubetto======
 +{{:​digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​cubetto:​cubetto.jpg?​nolink |}}Cubetto, a screenless entry point to the world of coding, is designed to teach children the basics of computer programming through hands on play. Suitable for children aged 3 to 6, Cubetto is made of tactile and hard-wearing wood.
  
 +Cubetto turns coding into a tangible, young age-appropriate experience that aims to reduce screen-time,​ increase engagement and enhance learning. Coding with Cubetto happens with hands-on coding blocks, which means children can use it irrespective of reading ability or language barriers.
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 +Due to its tangible coding language Cubetto does not rely on written word for young people to engage with it. This makes it suitable for ESL, non-sighted children and children with a variety of Special Educational Needs.
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 +Using Cubetto provides an opportunity to practise life skills such as collaboration and hands-on play while helping to develop other important skills such as spatial awareness, teamwork, and storytelling (a library favourite!).
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 +An optional pack of coding blocks are available which expand Cubetto’s movements to include negation and random functions, allowing older users to create more complex code sequences.
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 +| **Recommended Ages** | Preschool to Year 1 (ages 3 to 6) |
 +| **Product Cost** | Cubetto $375-$415\\ Activity books and additional blocks sets $50-$60\\ ​ |
 +| **Where to Purchase** | Available at early learning stores such as [[https://​www.teaching.com.au/​|Modern Teaching Aids]] ​ |
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 +====Product Requirements====
 +  * Each unit uses 6AA batteries
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 +{{section>​digital_literacy:​clippings#​loanable_kits}}
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 +=====Resources=====
 +  * [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=0B69VqC8SrvVNRUpnS1dZZXNLbVk|Cubetto Teachers Guide]]
 +  * [[https://​www.primotoys.com/​playroom/​|The Cubetto Playroom]] features a number of easy-to-implement activities:
 +    * [[https://​www.primotoys.com/​playroom/​activity-draw-cubetto/​|Draw with Cubetto]]
 +    * [[https://​www.primotoys.com/​playroom/​activity-create-navigate-maze/​|Create and navigate a maze]]
 +    * [[https://​www.primotoys.com/​playroom/​activity-give-cubetto-arms/​|Give Cubetto arms]]
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