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My Preschooler Codes! + Code-a-Pillar Giveaway

Preschoolers Can Learn Code, Too!

This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price. Thanks for supporting the brands that we believe in!

It’s amazing how quickly children catch on to things when exposed to them early. Both of the boys were navigating their way on laptops  before the age of two. With two parents who spend a great deal of time working on devices, it’s only natural that they’ve followed suit. Jayden received his first Kindle on his 4th birthday and Juicy got one for his 3rd, although he’d been hijacking Jayden’s long before then.

Each and every year, technology evolves and expands, gifting children with advanced learning tools that challenge them and aid in their development. It’s truly an amazing boom; one that we openly embrace.

 

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Have you ever thought about how much our lives are impacted by technology? From the cars that we drive, the appliances we use, to the life saving devices that aid in our health care and livelihood. It’s all technology that relies on coding, a programming language unique to its own device. Coding is our future and with technology constantly evolving, it’ll always be high in demand.

It’s never too early to introduce children to this form of technology, in fact children as young as three years of age can learn basic coding skills with age appropriate toys. Fisher-Price, a classic brand we all know and love, is inspiring little learners to be big thinkers with their new Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar. They sent Juicy his very own Code-a-Pillar to spark his imagination.

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The Code-a-Pillar comes with a caterpillar base, 8 interchangeable segment pieces, and start and finish target discs. Segment expansion packs are available to create a much longer caterpillar and sequence. Each segment signals a different action, sending the caterpillar in a different direction every time.

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I love that this toy teaches problem solving and critical thinking using a hands-on approach. This is something you just can’t get from an app on a screen. This is a toy that fosters curiosity and experimentation in an exciting new way for little ones. We’ve been utilizing devices to keep the Juicy one entertained, because work still must be done and peace must be had. I’m happy to see him take interest in a more hands-on alternative.

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The Code-a-Pillar is definitely a toy of the 21st century; sleek with engaging sounds and vibrant lights that illuminate whenever he’s in action. When you pet his head, he even responds! We’ve tested the Code-a-Pillar on a few surfaces; hard tile, carpet, and flat rugs. I’m sure he was designed with hard, flat surfaces in mind, but he’s able to get around on carpet just fine.

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Juicy is still learning how the Code-a-Pillar’s segments work, but he’s been having so much  fun arranging, rearranging, and watching him go. With the help of his brother, I see them both creating some pretty interesting scenarios and obstacle courses to bust any summer boredom they may have.

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We’re impressed with the Code-a-Pillar and it’s efforts to encourage open-ended discovery, a key component to lifelong learning. If you’d like to pick up one of these little guys for your kiddos, you can do so from the Fisher-Price Shop, Amazon, Walmart, or try your luck at winning one here!

Code-a-Pillar Giveaway!

Code-a-Pillar Giveaway

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through July 28, 2016 11:59PM PST.

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35 Comments

  • Reply Rachel Freer

    My son would absolutely love this.

    View Comment July 28, 2016 at 7:31 PM
  • Reply Rosey

    I have been seeing it around and I am very curious about it to say the least! Thank you for hosting.

    View Comment July 28, 2016 at 11:59 AM
  • Reply Ellie Wright

    I would love to win this for my little granddaughter.

    View Comment July 28, 2016 at 8:13 AM
  • Reply Darlene Carbajal

    My nephew will love this. :)

    View Comment July 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply Brandon Sparks

    This would be a great win. My son would love this..

    View Comment July 27, 2016 at 6:37 AM
  • Reply nicki joseph

    My niece would love this. She is turning 2 next month

    View Comment July 27, 2016 at 12:37 AM
  • Reply Stephanie Larison

    This is adorable! I have 2 little ones who would love this.

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 9:45 PM
  • Reply Cami Valenzuela

    This would be awsome. My best friend is expecting and would love this

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 7:34 PM
  • Reply Karen A'

    This is a great, fun, learning toy that any child will enjoy.

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 6:19 PM
  • Reply Jillian Too

    I love how many different options you can create with the 8 segments.

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 12:40 PM
  • Reply Laura

    What a neat toy! I like all of the colors! :)

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 12:47 AM
  • Reply Denise

    What a fun toy! My little girl would have a blast with this.

    View Comment July 26, 2016 at 12:08 AM
  • Reply Hayley S

    Oh how awesome! My 3 year old would love this!

    View Comment July 24, 2016 at 10:45 PM
  • Reply Michelle K

    Cute toy, they have finally come up with something new.

    View Comment July 24, 2016 at 5:59 PM
  • Reply Kat Gober

    My son would love this! He loves interactive toys. :)

    View Comment July 24, 2016 at 12:59 PM
  • Reply Michelle Robbins

    Oh my gosh! My 5 year old son would LOVE this. He loves toys that move and as a special ed. teacher I love toys that teach. He starts kindergarten this fall.

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 11:20 PM
  • Reply Stephanie Phelps

    I love to toys that are great at teaching and interactive; This is a great toy!

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Rija

    This toy would be so much fun for my kids !Would love to win this code-a-pillar !

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 7:33 PM
  • Reply Cathleen King

    Cute and adorable, know someone who would love this.

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 7:23 PM
  • Reply Sara Floyd

    This looks amazing! My daughter would love it, and I want to get her interested in coding

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 5:19 PM
  • Reply Marci

    This would be so much fun for my daughter

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 12:37 PM
  • Reply Adam Salzer

    Did you really name your kid Juicy?

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 11:37 AM
  • Reply ERICA WEAVER

    this is so cute i would love to give to my baby

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Reply James Stringham

    Looks like fun!

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 8:23 AM
  • Reply monique s

    What an inventive toy. Awesome

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 8:06 AM
  • Reply Tracey L.

    First time I’ve seen this toy and it’s really cool! It’s so different and my son would love it.

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 7:34 AM
  • Reply sandra

    wow, I love it is. it is so cool

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 6:37 AM
  • Reply Esmerelda

    This is super awesome! Love toys with a purpose

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 6:24 AM
  • Reply Anne Marie Carter

    I would love to win this toy for my grandson. It is both fun and educational.

    View Comment July 23, 2016 at 5:41 AM
  • Reply Rochel s.

    My kids would love this!

    View Comment July 22, 2016 at 3:02 PM
  • Reply heather s

    Oh my nephew would love this. What a creative idea

    View Comment July 21, 2016 at 6:26 PM
  • Reply Erin Ellis

    This is so awesome! My daughters would absolutely love it! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

    View Comment July 21, 2016 at 7:30 AM
  • Reply Cynthia C

    Looks like a toy that would keep the kids entertained while learning.

    View Comment July 21, 2016 at 5:33 AM
  • Reply Susan

    My son is 2.5 and I think he would love this toy! Thanks for the chance.

    View Comment July 20, 2016 at 11:21 PM
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