SAN MATEO, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonder Workshop™ today announced that its Teach Wonder education program has now reached thousands of elementary and middle school children in more than 150 schools around the country and will be expanding its pioneering program throughout the year. In close collaboration, Wonder Workshop is working alongside educators from select schools to develop ongoing curriculum that infuses the Dash & Dot™ toy robots into classroom activities and to grow an online community of teachers to share guides and custom created content generated by students.
In an ever-changing world that revolves around technology, teachers are looking to new creative tools to help prepare their students for their future careers. Educators, parents and kids ages five and up are discovering how the robots can bring imaginations to life and teach the fundamentals of coding through hands-on, adventurous and creative play.
"Building programs in partnership with educators from around the world has always been part of our mission," said Vikas Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Wonder Workshop. "Seeing the lesson plans and guides developed, creativity of the children, and resulting impact Dash & Dot have made in classrooms, is incredibly exciting. We look forward to seeing what kids create with the robots and incorporating feedback along the way to bring fans ongoing software updates, new features, games and challenges throughout the year."
"The Wonder Workshop robots Dash & Dot have transformed the way my students learn about coding and computer science," Susan Prabulos, Meadow Lane Elementary technology teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska. "I believe computer science skills are essential for all students and a gateway to learning problem solving, computational thinking, creativity and persistence."
Wonder Workshop also revealed today new pricing for the Dash robot and a variety of robot and accessory packs, which are available now starting from $169.99. Accessories are available for individual purchase ranging from $19.99 to $39.99. Special Educator Packs are also available for discounted prices for verified school districts and includes Dash & Dot plus all accessories. For more information or to purchase, please visit www.makewonder.com. Wonder Workshop products are also available exclusively through Amazon.com.
The four free Wonder Workshop apps that come along with the robots are now compatible with more than 20 iOS and Android devices including the iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad air and a variety of Nexus and Samsung Galaxy devices. The list of compatible devices can be found at www.makewonder.com.
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About Dash & Dot
Dash & Dot are toys for curious minds. Children discover a world of creativity and fun with robots who bring imaginations to life, fun challenges, encourage problem solving and multiply curiosity. Through hands-on play and endless adventures, kids will learn the concepts of coding by playing with the lovable robots that they'll carry on throughout life. Kids can define how they want to play – whether with friends, siblings, solo or with parents. Dash & Dot come with four free apps for kids to connect with to explore a ton of play experiences that match their development stages. Wonder Workshop accessories from Dash's Xylophone to Building Brick Connectors (including LEGO™) bring endless creative possibilities, plus kids can involve their existing toys around the home into the fun. Dash & Dot come with a weekly challenge sent out to every owner by email, as well as a free monthly digital magazine that is full of activities for the robots, problem solving challenges and creations from the Dash & Dot community around the world.
About Wonder Workshop
Wonder Workshop launched in December 2014 and within its first month, delivered over 30,000 robots to 20 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, European countries, India, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong topping $4M from pre-orders alone. Based in San Mateo, CA, Wonder Workshop was founded in 2012 by Vikas Gupta, Mikal Greaves and Saurabh Gupta, inventors, designers, programmers and parents with the mission to make coding a new creative tool that is accessible for children from age five and beyond. The company has currently raised $15 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group, Charles River Ventures, WI Harper and Google Ventures. For more information, visit www.makewonder.com.
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