Building blocks helpful for kids to learn to program

Author : Microduino Inc | Published On : 12 Oct 2021

Most kids that we know love playing with building blocks. In fact, you’ve played with it as a child, and it’s been nothing but fond memories of using stackable multicolored blocks to make ships, planes, etc.

Ever wonder how something as simple as a building block can help your child develop their motor skills, and yes – math skills?

Who invented the building block?

Friedrich Fröbel invented the self-locking blocks in 1837 for preschool children. Down the years, these wooden blocks were made tinier into multicolored blocks that kids could use to create skyscrapers, cars, and little people, among many other creations.

Blocks are technically considered manipulatives. Kids can manipulate the blocks by fixing them into each other and build new shapes. As younger kids use blocks, their motor skills are sharpened, and muscle tone increased.

Microduino has used the concept of building blocks to help kids learn to program. That’s why their learning kits consist of STEM products that employ the use of STEM building blocks.

How can kids learn programming through building blocks?

You’d be surprised at this simple yet creative concept. Since kids love to play with building blocks, how much easier will it be for them to learn to code using manipulatives? 

Professional coders wished they had building blocks for learning to code, but well, there’s always a time for everything. Kids always have the best toys, don’t they? So, that’s what Microduino did to make sure that the coding becomes a fun learning experience.

You can check some of the educational STEM kits from Microduino. Their kits provide a progressive, four-level STEM building block system that teaches kids coding, product design, and electronics.