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WowWee Elmoji Coding Robot

Ages: 3+
Price: $59.99
Shipping: Q3/Q4 of 2017

WowWee Robotics and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, are co-developing the Elmoji Coding Robot. Designed for children three years and older, Elmoji teaches children basic programming skills using the "language" of visual emojis.

Elmoji, an abbreviation for Elmo and his Emoji friends, uses a free app guides early readers and pre-readers to test their problem-solving skills and play games that control Elmojiā€™s actions. Elmoji also reacts to physical stimulation such as tilting and shaking, with dynamic sounds and thousands of animations on his LCD screen.

A 2015 study found that kids who watch "Sesame Street" do better in elementary school. In fact, the study said "Sesame Street" may be the biggest and most affordable early childhood intervention out there, at a cost of just a few dollars per child per year. So coding robots and Sesame Street characters make a perfect combo.

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