Parents' Guide to

Wonder for Dash and Dot Robots

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Cute robots + simple coding with option to save programs.

App iPhone, iPad Free Education
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This fun and kid-friendly introduction to robotics is absolutely adorable with Dash and Dot's darling personalities. The visual commands are easy to pick up on but are still challenging enough to engage older kids. With more than 300 puzzles plus the option to make your own programs, the possibilities for creative and technical fun are endless. Taking the fun of Blockly for Dash & Dot Robots one step further, this installment includes a fun narrative element and the option to transfer a routine to the robot so it can run without the app: Kids simply press the top button on the robot to run the program. Kids will have lots of others ways to customize programs by putting together different movements, sounds, and colors -- even recording their own sound effects. 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.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPad
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: logic, thinking critically, Creativity: innovation, producing new content, Tech Skills: digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free (Requires a Dash or Dot robot, which retail for $49.99–$199.99.)
  • Release date: October 19, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Robots
  • Publisher: Wonder Workshop
  • Version: 1.1.10
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 28, 2021

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