Educational toy company Learning Resources®, a leader in STEM education and an advocate for exposing kids to coding skills at the youngest possible ages, is continuing its partnership with Danielle and Adam Busby of TLC’s hit reality series, OutDaughtered®.
As the parents of six daughters, including America’s only all-female quintuplets featured on OutDaughtered®, the Busbys feel a unique responsibility to ensure their girls have every opportunity to succeed when it comes to learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and early coding. As preschoolers, the Busby quintuplets are the perfect age to begin learning fundamental coding skills by playing with Learning Resources’ newest screen-free coding toy, Coding Critters.
Importance of STEM Education for Children
The Busbys are part of the nearly 85% of parents who agree that early STEM education is critical for their kids, according to a recent survey by Learning Resources. In addition, 82% of parents think it’s important that children play with screen-free toys, something Learning Resources is committed to across their entire product line and particularly with the launch of Coding Critters.
Coding Critters are adorable interactive pet friends that help teach preschoolers early STEM concepts through coding and play, without the use of a screen. Coding Critters come with complete play sets and teach kids basic coding principles as they care for their interactive pet friends and follow along with the playful “storybook coding” adventures outlined in included storybooks. With Coding Critters, kids effortlessly develop a foundational understanding of basic coding skills such as sequential logic and programming commands while playing with the adorable interactive puppy, kitty and dinosaur pets.
Series of “Learning Through Play” Articles and Videos
Learning Resources’ partnership with the Busby family will include a series of articles and YouTube videos that depict the family “learning through play” at home. The partnership will culminate in an event this August in the Busby’s hometown of Houston, where they will work with Learning Resources to donate more than $50k worth of STEM and coding learning supplies to Houston area preschools in underserved communities.
For more information about Coding Critters and Learning Resources as well as collaborative work with the Busbys, visit www.LearningResources.com.