Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set has won the Innovative Toy of the Year award! Botley engages children and sparks curiousity about coding in a fun and friendly way, all without the use of a screen.
UPDATED POST on 6 October 2021- Janie & Joe now has the brand new, next generation Botley 2.0 available in Malaysia- check our website here!
This prestigious award is presented at the annual Toy Of The Year (TOTY) Awards, widely regarded as the "Oscars" of the toy industry!
Toys are selected by industry influencers, academia, parent groups and the media, and voting is conducted across America involving consumers, retailers, journalists, bloggers and teachers.
Learning Resources was presented with the Innovative Toy of the Year Award by the Toy Association at the annual awards gala held during the New York Toy Fair!
Throughout its 35 year history, Learning Resources has focused on developing toys which are at the very forefront of what children need to learn through play.
Learning Resources recognises that learning to code and getting familiar at an early age with fundamental programming concepts is necessary in today's world. Yet, parents and teachers are faced with the challenge of limiting exposure to screens.
Botley the coding robot was developed to address these needs and challenges and in 2018, Botley helped to define an entire new generation of "screen-free" coding toys.
Botley has won multiple awards and accolades (including "Best of CES" by Reuters and "Best Toy of the Year 2018" by Parents magazine) and is certified for STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) learning by STEM.org.
Children as young as 5 can learn to code with Botley in a fun and easy way, detecting objects and navigating obstacle courses, programming "if/then" logic, and learning looping commands.
Janie & Joe carries 2 versions of Botley which are suitable for use in the home or classroom.
The Botley The Coding Robot 45-piece set is a great introduction to coding for younger children and is available online here.
For older children or kids who want more complex challenges, we recommend the 77-piece Botley The Coding Robot Activity Set which is available online here.