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[Amazon.ca] Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit $49.99

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[Amazon.ca] Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit $49.99

This is the lowest price in history according to camel*3.
I guess it will be a great toy for kids who love Harry Potter.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FBR1R3G
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We got this 2 years ago. Kids used once, never touched again.
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lindmar wrote: We got this 2 years ago. Kids used once, never touched again.
oof. Thanks for warning!
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lindmar wrote: We got this 2 years ago. Kids used once, never touched again.
This is exactly what I'm afraid of. You saved me a few bucks. Thanks!
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lindmar wrote: We got this 2 years ago. Kids used once, never touched again.
Are/were they big Harry Potter fans? My 8-year old is obsessed with Harry Potter, and I think she would like this. She wants to be a wizard!

Is it actually no good? Any feedback would be appreciated!
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RobCanuck wrote: Are/were they big Harry Potter fans? My 8-year old is obsessed with Harry Potter, and I think she would like this. She wants to be a wizard!

Is it actually no good? Any feedback would be appreciated!
Nothing kids love more than combining their love of Harry Potter with their love of coding.
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this is so neat! i didn't know there was coding for kids! i actually know a preteen who's interested in coding/ technology. Any toy/program recommendations?
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My daughter loved it, but she loves coding in the first place. If your kids like programing with Scratch and like Harry Potter, this likely will would work well.

So perhaps sign them up for a Scratch account and see if they like first.
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angus_w_chan wrote: My daughter loved it, but she loves coding in the first place. If your kids like programing with Scratch and like Harry Potter, this likely will would work well.

So perhaps sign them up for a Scratch account and see if they like first.
Would Scratch be suited for a 9 year old who has never done coding?
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itemsale2003 wrote: Would Scratch be suited for a 9 year old who has never done coding?
Absolutely, best to use some tutorials or something to start instead of just dropping in unless they have done hour of coding and stuff like that.
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My daughter has the Frozen coding set from Kano, so I'll add my 2 cents here. She was 6 when she got it, and while it was a little over her head (I needed to assist her), it gave her a good basic level of understanding of how coding works. You're not really coding here, you're essentially dragging and dropping lines of code and changing variables to achieve a certain outcome for each 'level'. I suppose it teaches them the coding mindset and thought process. She enjoyed it, completed all the levels, though hasn't touched it in a few months now (though she does still mention it in conversation from time to time, we just haven't gotten back to it).

Each child is going to be different, some love coding, some don't. For some this will be money well spent and your child will develop a new hobby; for others it'll be deemed a waste and your child will touch it once and never again. As a parent I've spent money of several different things for my kids, and you never know which boat it'll fall into. In my opinion, buy this, give it a shot. If you're kid enjoys it, its money well spent on helping them find a new and useful hobby that will challenge their intellect. If not, big deal its only $50 and you'll learn that coding probably isn't something they are interested in. A small price to pay for something that could be life changing IMO.
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itemsale2003 wrote: Would Scratch be suited for a 9 year old who has never done coding?
Absolutely - my son who's 8 started using it least year. My daughter started using it when she was about the same age. They have great tutorials and there are some really advanced games and other creations people have made. My former employer did a hack-a-thon using Scratch and it was truly awesome to see what the developers created using the logic blocks.

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