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Parents' Perspectives on Coding Toys and Apps

31 January 2019

Are you a parent with a child between 3-9 years old? Do they have experience with coding toys and apps? We are eager to learn from your perspective! Your insights will help designers and researchers better support parents in future computational toys and kits design.


  • Have a child(ren) between 3-9 years old
  • The child has experience with one or more coding toys or apps. The toys and apps include but are not limited to Computational toys: Bee-Bot, Blue-Bot, Code-a-pillar, Coding Awbie, COJI, Cubetto, Dash & Dot, Hello Ruby, KIBO, MeeperBots, Plobot, Pro-Bot, Cubelets, Robot Mouse, Robot Turtles, Thymio Robot, etc.; Computational apps: Cargo-Bot, Codeable Crafts, LightBot, Move the Turtle, RoboZZle, Run Marco!, ScratchJr, The Foos, etc.

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Colorado Boulder on October 9th, 2018

About the researcher

This is study is led by Dr. Ricarose Roque and Junnan Yu at the Creative Communities research group, University of Colorado Boulder. Junnan Yu is a second-year PhD student in Information Science focusing on designing toolkits for children to create and express themselves through coding.

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