- Cody Block Educational Toy by QUBS
- Offers a set of 16 Cody Building Blocks and one Cody Car
- Teaches computational thinking through tactile screen-free play
- Includes a USB-C cable
- Material: Beech Wood, ABS plastic
- Ages: 3-12
The QUBS Cody Block Educational Toy teaches kids computational thinking through tactile screen-free play. Help Cody find his way home by coding through the cityscape one block at a time. This set is suitable for students aged three to twelve.
Cody is a super-smart educational toy that introduces children to the basics of coding - from algorithms and sequencing to debugging and beyond. Place Cody and his house where you want to play, then plan the route. It can be as big as you want, and different building blocks will steer Cody where you want him to go.
If you make a mistake or send Cody the wrong way, you can go back and ‘debug’ your program, just as you would with a coding sequence. Follow the steps laid out in our City Guide, create your own adventure, or experiment with ambitious coding functions and infinite loops – the choice is yours. With so many ways to arrange your blocks and shape Cody’s adventure, the only limit is your imagination.
Algorithms: An algorithm is a set of rules that define a sequence of operations. When children lay out the Building Blocks for Cody to follow, they are actually giving the computer rules on how and where to move.
Sequencing: Sequencing is the specific order in which instructions are performed in an algorithm. It is important that the steps in an algorithm are performed in the correct order - otherwise, the algorithm will not work.
Debugging: Mistakes in code are called 'bugs.' Debugging is a process that includes identifying the problem and then correcting it. The Building Blocks are tangible and arranged on a surface for the children to see, so it's easier for them to spot the mistake in their code and debug the program.
Logic: Learning the thinking behind coding teaches children how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems. This logical thinking skill is a powerful tool that can be used in every field and in real life too.