Our group has paper titled “A Review of Computational Toys and Kits for Young Children” accepted to International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. This paper presents a review of computational toys and kits that enable young children (ages 7 years old and under) to explore computational ideas and practices. We collected 30 computational kits and performed a qualitative analysis of these kits. We reflect on the implications for designers and researchers to expand the possibilities for children to create, explore, and play with computing.
Share your insights and get 20 dollars! We are looking for parents who have a 3-9 years old child and the child has experience with coding toys and apps, such as ScratchJr, Code-a-pillar, and Cubetto. Please go to http://bit.ly/cutoy and schedule a 50 minute Skype meeting with us!
We're excited to launch our new website for our Creative Communities research group. Our group is exploring how we can engage people to create, play, and learn together. We want to support people to create things they care about, to see themselves as creators, and to see the ways they can shape the world around them.