Encourage your kids to learn to code with this $55 DIY kit

Encourage your kids to learn to code with this $55 DIY kit

TL;DR: The DIY Coding Kit for Ages 9 to 12 normally retails for $99, but as of Jan. 9, it's on sale for 44% off — get it for just $54.99.

Kids these days are a lot busier than we used to be back in the day. Between school, guitar lessons, scouting, and time set aside to tinker with screens, they have a seemingly endless list of extracurricular activities they sink their teeth into. If you have young ones in your life, you may want to encourage them to throw coding into the mix.

Just as it's quicker for children to pick up a new language than it is for adults, coding is also easier for young minds to grasp. It's much more fun, too. On top of boosting their tech literacy, coding can also strengthen their critical thinking and push them to be more creative. They can create something they love entirely on their own.

They can familiarize themselves with programming with something like the DIY Coding Kit, a tool designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer programming in the most exciting way possible.

Made for children ages 9-12, regardless of skill level, this kit by Twin Science encourages kids to learn coding through hands-on playful learning. The package comes with an Arduino-based Twin coding module, a servo motor, an ultrasonic sensor, jumper cables, and a USB data cable, all of which can help them build their own projects. There are color-coded modules included that let them build sample projects, which will then encourage them to develop and design. An accompanying app is also available for them to use block codes to operate their modules. 

By learning through fun and play, kids can simultaneously hone their problem-solving, creative thinking, and critical thinking skills — skills that are crucial for when they become the engineers and computer programmers of tomorrow.

The DIY Coding Kit normally retails for $99, but for a limited time, you can grab it on sale for $54.99.

Prices subject to change.

Coding kit paraphernalia on red background
Credit: Twin Science
DIY Coding Kit for Ages 9 to 12
$54.99 at the Mashable Shop
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