Last week we had a new addition to our household and here's a few reasons I'm excited!
Getting the kids to play together is usually tricky
My son is 4 and a half and my daughter is about to turn 2, so finding an activity that can keep them both engaged can be a bit tricky. However, when my son opened up Cubetto, he was full of questions - "What does it do?", "Does it talk?" My daughter was also very intrigued and stayed close by to observe the setting up process.
It's quite intuitive
With most technological toys, I often worry as a parent that because we are so busy we don't get the full use of a lot of devices. I never usually have the time to read a manual. I loved that I didn't really need to explain too much to the kids because the colours and the patterns drew their attention.
You can combine learning about logic and coding with the spirit of imagination!
Encouraging creativity and free play is very important to me as I want my kids to learn to think outside the box. I asked them where they would like Cubetto to go and they said, "To visit the dolls' house". I thought that this was very interesting that they were not confining their play to the mat and were in fact going to set Cubetto off on various journeys of their own.
It's also extremely wonderful to see my daughter well and truly embarking on her "First steps to coding".
We are very excited to be backing the #CodingGirls campaign and can't wait to see the different ways cubetto will be experienced by both girls and boys on the Mums in Tech courses as well as their parents. Who knows, Cubetto might be sent on a mission round one of our corporate partners' offices. Watch this space!