Introduce Your Child to Coding with Ozobot – A Social Robot

By Shannon Gurnee
In Product Review
June 19, 2017

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Summertime is here and the kids are immersing themselves in video games and YouTube. While these can be fun, wouldn’t you feel better if they were playing with technology AND learning something? I know I would! This year, our 5th grader took a Coding class at school and he talked about what he learned at dinner. This peaked the interest in our youngest son. Unfortunately, our 9 year old is not old enough to take the Coding Class at school, however, he can still learn coding!

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Thanks to Best Buy, we had the opportunity to check out the Ozobot Evo. Our 9 year old (and 11 year old) loved it!!! I recently learned STEM (when I read about Kamau Bobb), which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM products encourage kids to develop core skills in these areas. At Best Buy, you’ll find products from basic learning games to advanced toys designed to stimulate a child‘s mind in the STEM areas, helping to develop logic and problem solving skills.

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More About Ozobot Evo

Boost your child‘s STEM education with the innovative crystal white Ozobot Evo. This little robot‘s 60-minute battery life makes it ideal for use at home or in the classroom. Switch on Autonomous Behavior mode and watch the robot roam on its own, or connect your smart device via Bluetooth to take full control of the crystal white Ozobot Evo. Our 9 year old loved controlling it with the app and watching it do it’s thing on it’s own.

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Advanced programmable robot packed in one cubic inch

  • This toy opens the doors of computer science, education, robotics and coding, letting your child be one step ahead of the learning curve in school and in life.

Remote control mode

  • Allows you to manage the Ozobot Evo with iOS and Android devices.

Compatible with Marvel’s Avengers action skins

  • Change the appearance of your robot. The Marvel’s Avengers action skins are sold separately.

Control your robot with OzoCodes

  • It’s easy to program your robot in the OzoBlockly app with the help of a web-based visual editor.

Suitable for ages 8 and older

  • So your child can develop creative thinking while learning block-based programming with OzoBlockly.

In addition to the Ozobot Evo Starter Pack, you’ll find the Ozobot Bit Starter Pack (SKU 5734607) at Best Buy. With the Ozobot 2.0 Bit Starter Pack, your child will draw colorful designs that Bit’s optical sensors read as movement commands. Ozobot is unique in that the initial learning is understanding that colors can dictate action, which leads to cause/effect building blocks for future programming. You’ll find over 20 activities included with the Ozobot Bit Starter Pack and even more that are downloadable from the Ozobot app. The product is ideal for ages 6 and up and retails for $59.99.

I highly recommend the Ozobot Evo Starter Pack for families with kids who are interested in technology and coding! A big thanks to Best Buy for this opportunity to check it out and share about it.

Who in your home would like the Ozobot Evo Starter Pack?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

50 Responses to “Introduce Your Child to Coding with Ozobot – A Social Robot”

  1. I love this. I’ve seen it once before and I think it’s so cool and kids will love it! I’m getting it for my grandson!

  2. robin rue says:

    Both of my boys learn some coding in school, so this sounds like a great way to reinforce what they are learning ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love this! It’s such a great way to get the kids excited about STEM. It’s the future, and the kids need to be at the forefront of it.

  4. Bill Sweeney says:

    We actually have one of these for the kids, and they love it. It’s a lot of fun for them, and it gets their noodles noodling, which I think is incredibly important.

  5. I’ve heard of this and think it’s a genius idea! I can’t wait for my nephews to be old enough to try it!

  6. I’ve never seen these in Best Buy, I’ll have to look for one. My daughter is almost 12 and loves this sort of thing.

  7. My nephews would love this coding pack. Both of them love anything to do with computers or science.

  8. andrea says:

    I’ve been seeing these around everywhere and they look awesome and it gets kids to really think and also make it fun. i think that is a very important combo. totally recommend it to all my friends with kids.

  9. Rachel says:

    This looks great for kids and I like the idea of keeping them busy. Thanks for sharing!!

  10. melissa says:

    I don’t even know a lot about coding so your kids are ahead of the game. STEM seems to be so important especially in the summer when kids can lose what they have gained during the school year.

  11. Liz Mays says:

    This must be such a rewarding way to the kids to learn coding. Seeing their programming choices in action must be fun!

  12. Pam says:

    STEM is so important. I love that there are so many cool toys now to get kids interested in it.

  13. This is definitely a great product. My son is only four but it would be great as he got older.

  14. Jeni says:

    What an awesome product! There are so many products on the market today that teach children valuable technology skills along with math and science. I wish they would have had products like this when I was a child.

  15. Love this! Coding is soo important! The earlier they learn, the quicker this becomes a part of their world.

  16. Katie says:

    I really thought this would be more expensive. This is such a valuable skill to have. It’s a great idea to start teaching your kids young. Thanks!

  17. I think this is so great! It is so important to get kids involved in STEM early on, and this robot is such a great way to encourage them. I will have to look into getting one of these for my son.

  18. Dogvills says:

    What a fun way to boost a child’s stem education. I would love to get this for my twin granddaughters.

  19. Heather says:

    This is great! I want to get this for my 8 year old! He’s told me he’s learned a little bit about coding in school, so I’m certain he’ll pick it up without a problem. I mean this is the future right?

  20. Journa Ramirez says:

    Great way to teach your child about technology. Kids in today’s generation are techies and fast-learners! I want to get one for my kids

  21. ricci says:

    What a cool learning toy!! I would love to get this for my nieces and nephews, I know two who would LOVE this!!! Thanks for the great review!!

  22. I’ve been wanting to get this for my son! It looks like something he would absolutely love!

  23. Victoria Heckstall says:

    Wow! This is amazing! Kids will surely like this. It looks entertaining! That’s great.

  24. This would make such a great gift for little ones who love tech or science. It’s always fun to play with robots, especially when they can help your kids foster their creativity and STEM skills.

  25. Maureen says:

    I love the idea of getting Ozobot, so much fun yet learning at the same time. I am truly intrigued at all of the toys out there now that can help kids learn new skills.

  26. I’ve been hearing so much about Ozobot and I think it’s pretty awesome. I am always a supporter of STEM learning and anything that has to do with technology because I think our kids can benefit from it so much.

  27. I think this is a great way to get the kids interested in technology. It sounds pretty cool and it would be a nice gift to the kids!

  28. reesa says:

    MY 8 year old LOVES coding and is really interested in learning more about it. I need to look into this for him!

  29. This is really cool! It’s great that kids can learn from these toys. Really awesome!

  30. Charlotte says:

    This is such an awesome idea! I know my husband would enjoy doing this with my little guy, they both love techy toys like this!

  31. My nephew is really into tech so I have a feeling he would love to have this robot. It’s a really great gadget for fostering STEM skills.

  32. Jeanine says:

    Oh this sounds awesome. My 8 year old did robotics/coding at school and was thrilled with it. He would love something like this!

  33. Emily says:

    This looks like such a great toy! I have three kids that would love this! My kids are naturally so interested in technology, making things and putting things together so this would be perfect for them.

  34. Crystal says:

    Awesome! I had such big plans for summer learning, but it’s like pulling teeth to get the kids to do much. This would absolutely be a win here. Learning and play all rolled into one.

  35. Kathy says:

    That sounds really neat. This would be something for my kids to enjoy. I know they would have a lot of fun with this.

  36. I want to get these for my niece and nephew! I think they are a great way to get them excited about STEM learning.

  37. Wendy Polisi says:

    My husband and I think these types of toys are SO cool. This could really give kids a great start to a career!

  38. Jennifer G says:

    These are really neat looking. I love toys that engage children and make them want to use their minds to solve problems. I am showing this to my husband and probably getting them for our littles.

  39. Misty Nelson Dawn says:

    Wow. this really looks great and perfect for my son I love learning toys for him.

  40. Tess says:

    I love that kids have the opportunity to learn about coding. It is their future!

  41. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My kids were really lucky to get a set of these when they first came out years ago. They love how these bots can trace their codes.

  42. considering how technological our society has become, learning this at a young age, or at least trying it out, is a great thing to do! Looks fun too!

  43. Misty Nelson says:

    We have an ozobot and it’s so fun! This is such a great toy to introduce your kids to the concept of coding. My neice and nephew were so excited to get to play with it and spent hours mapping out new pathways.

  44. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    This is a great way to get a child interested in STEM subjects. I spoil my grandchildren with toys, but only toys that encourage learning and discovery. I will get an Ozobot for them.

  45. katriza says:

    I love this! I think Coding is an important skill to learn nowadays and will definitely be beneficial for kids in their future

  46. Diana Ajih says:

    I love this! I’ve actually seen this before and I think this is a great way for kids to learn the concept of coding because it will be beneficial for them in the future. I’m so getting this for my niece.

  47. Glenda says:

    I love toys like this because it is educational and fun to play with. I always looked for products like this for my kids.

  48. Heather says:

    My eight year old daughter would love this. She is really into math and science and is intrigued by coding. What a great learning opportunity.

  49. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    I love getting toys for my grandchildren. However, I am picky with the kinds I get. It should not be enough that they have fun. They should be able to learn too. I love the Ozobot. I’m getting this for them.

  50. Louise says:

    Oh, wow! This is so cool. We love coding toys, but have never seen this one before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louise x

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