Coding is more fun with a friend!
Another feature that makes Botley 2.0 is that its eyes light up for night vision, which adds another fun play pattern of being able to play in the dark. Yet, the most engaging part of Botley, in this reviewer’s opinion, is the cute voice that really helps kids connect to Botley.
What has not changed about Botley 2.0, however, is that it is still a great toy that has a lot of benefits. While kids are playing with Botley, they are working on fine motor skills. Plus, they are learning about cause and effect and sequencing — two skills that apply to a variety of academics. Since Botley 2.0 can engage with other Botleys, kids can also work on collaboration, which is another skill needed for project-based learning in schools.
Botley is ideal for kids ages 5 and up or in grades kindergarten and above. Out of the box, Botley comes with a remote programmer, two sets of robot arms, two robot faceplates, 40 coding cards, and a coding starter guide. Parents and caregivers just need to supply five AAA batteries (three for Botley and two for the remote programmer) and a screwdriver to insert the batteries in the respective devices.
While Botley 2.0 the full set comes with an activity set with fun pieces, Botley can be used in conjunction with various household objects. For some parents and caregivers, it may be more fun to see kids challenged with coming up with objects for their own activity set pieces!
In addition to being fun, Botley 2.0 also provides functional skills for kids to learn!