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Kids can learn to interact with the Dash and Dot robots using the app to control their moves, sounds, and appearance. Meant to be more of an introduction to the robots and a way to demonstrate what they can do, the app doesn't include any actual programming. Rather, kids are pressing icons and learning what the robots can do; they can learn through the other apps how to make them do those things in a sequence. Go for Dash & Dot Robots ranks higher on the fun scale than it does on learning, but it's a great starting point to get kids excited about the Dash and Dot system.
Ease of Play
Very easy to play and control robots using tap gestures. Best starting app for exploring Dash and Dot.
Kids can record their own custom sounds.
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Is It Any Good?
This starter app acts as a remote control for the Dash and Dot robots, giving kids an introduction to the cool things the robots can be programmed to do with the more advanced apps. The robots are cute and lifelike with their sounds and expressions, and kids get to control their eye and head movements, their movements, their sounds, and their lights. It's delightful for even the youngest kids, who may not be ready to handle coding blocks just yet, and it's still smart fun for older kids who are just getting started with Dash and Dot. Though the robots are prohibitively expensive for many families, the potential for learning and fun is great, and perhaps the prices will fall over time.
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