Early Learning

A Robot for Coding, Discovery, and Play

What better way to inspire a love for robots than through play? Promoting developmentally-appropriate growth by using music, colors, art and kinesthetic learning, the Root coding robot helps young children develop many skills, including directional awareness, pattern recognition, sequencing and algorithmic thinking.

See What You Can Do

Suitable for Pre-Readers and Beyond

Young learners can use drag-and-drop, graphical blocks to tell their Root® robot move, light-up, flash different colors, or even draw shapes—all while exploring the fundamentals of robotics!

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Ready to Progress?

Designed for learner-progression, the iRobot Coding app advances with learners while walking them through everything they need to know to become a confident coder. Your students can begin with graphical, drag-and-drop code before advancing to hybrid code and finally, full-text code.

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Activities to Celebrate the Curiosity of Young Learners

No Experience Required

Getting Started with Root

Use these resources to get started with the Root Coding Robot!

Coding,

Robotics,

Science

PreK-K

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-9

Design Your Own Robot

What robot would you design to solve problems?

Art,

Robotics,

Science

Grades 1-3

Grades 3-5

Pirate Costume for Root

Use this printable to transform your Root Robot into a pirate. Arrrrr!

Art

PreK-K

Grades 1-3

Flower Power Shapewheels

Help Root create shapewheel flowers from the garden!

Art,

Coding

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