The Code-a-Pillar is a new innovative product from Fisher Price aimed at children aged 3-6 years old. It promises to teach children the early foundation skills of coding to embed in our ever-growing technology based world. When Jack begins full time school in September he will begin to learn more about coding, but this is the perfect pre-school learning toy to start them on their journey.
Whilst your child is convinced they are just playing, they are actually developing a lot of skills along their development stages including problem solving, reasoning, critical thinking and sequencing among many others.
Within the box you receive the caterpillar head unit, 8 body pieces including 3 forward pieces, 2 left pieces and 2 right pieces as well as 1 which remains still and plays music for a period of time. There are also two circles in which can be used as targets - one for start and one for ending when your child gets older. The toy is powered by 4 AA batteries which are provided within the box - bonus! and obviously easy to replace. Each different piece is easily attached to the other with a USB type connector.
Once a code has been made, and attached to the caterpillar your ready to start, simply by pressing the big power button on the power unit. This then sends the caterpillar off to follow the coding you have attached. As each unit is in use it flashes and the eye colour changes on the caterpillar, once the segment has been completed it stays lit up.
In addition you can purchase additional expansion packs making your caterpillar longer and do more coding. I think this will definitely be a big hit this christmas among children. This toy has certainly been a big hit with Jack and he keeps asking for more pieces which we will get within the future for him to create more routes.
The Code-a-Pillar has an RRP of £49.99 and the expansion packs have an RRP of £14.99.
Please Note: We received this item in exchange for an honest review however all words and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.