Fisher Price New Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar
Update: 6/30/16 You can now purchase the Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar from Best Buy here.
I am super excited to share with you guys this cute Code-a-Pillar that is coming soon from the Fisher price Think & Learn Line. It doesn’t officially come out until June 30th, but guess who got their hands on it to try it out thanks to Best Buy Bloggers Network??? You guessed it, me! Okay, well it’s technically for the kids, but I must admit I was a little more than excited to try it out!
Fisher Price is introducing a whole new line of next generation learning toys. These toys are designed to build critical thinking and problem skills while introducing a new friend for children age 3-6.
• 8 segments: (3) move forward, (2) Turn Right 90 degrees, (2) Turn Left 90 degrees and (1) sound action segment
• 2 destination targets
• 1 motorized head
You will also be able to buy individual segments sold as expansion kits for even more fun in the future.
How it Works
Besides being adorable, this toy teaches basic coding to preschoolers with sequencing and programming.
You can add or rearrange any of the segments to communicate a different action such as to turn left, play noise and spin. The possibilities are endless! After you set up the code, you place the start and finish targets on the floor and press the GO button. Your preschooler can even set up any room into an obstacle course directing the Code-a-pillar around furniture such as under tables or around chairs.
Hands on Learning that Teaches Cause and Effect
My 5-year-old and I have been having so much fun with this. This too cute Code-a-pilar has everything to hold her attention and is one of the best learning toys I have seen in awhile. It’s a great mix of technology and hands-on learning and is also great for problem-solving skills. It’s also a great way to introduce cause and effect at a young age.
Hours of Fun with Endless Possibilities
The design is bright and colorful; the pieces are sturdy and fit together with ease. The Code-a-pillar glides with ease across the floor and has provided hours of enjoyment for my daughter. I love watching her face and seeing what combinations she comes up with.
This toy is definitely built to last and something I think will hold her engagement for quite awhile. It’s not one of those toys that will get played with and tossed to the side since there are so many options and possibilities.
In the future, I’m sure we will also look into buying some of the expansion kits. My just turned two-year-old has also shown lots of interest in it, and I’m sure she will also be playing with it and making her own codes before long. Right now she loves watching it go around the house and squeals every time it lights up.
All in all, we are totally impressed with this product- Great job Fisher Price!
You can find the Code-a-Pillar as well as the other cool new learning toys from the Fisher Price line and more kids tech products at Best Buy.
Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and received the product for free however all opinions and experiences are my own.