Kids learn how to use phones and tablets before they're even out of diapers these days. At this rate, think of what they might be able to achieve later in life if they started learning more about computers and coding today. The Bitsbox Coding Subscription Box for Kids was designed to see what happens when they do. Aimed at children between ages 6 and 12, this monthly subscription box acts as a self-taught coding course where no previous experience is required. Each box they'll receive builds upon the last, and though the subscription is normally $30, signing up today at Amazon will score you 50% off the box's normal price for the first month. That means you'll be paying just $15 to get started, while subsequent boxes will be charged to your account at the regular $29.95 monthly price unless you decide to cancel the subscription.
Each Bitsbox comes with various coding projects that guide your child through making video games, greeting cards, animations, and more which are built using the Bitbox website. The games they'll build even work as apps on your phone or tablet. That means this updated Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet might be a wise next purchase. The boxes are the perfect blend between education and fun, and Bitsbox also offers unlimited email support in case your child runs into any questions that the included Grownup Guide can't answer.
The reviews for Bitsbox are stellar with an average rating for 4.5 stars out of 5 from 60 subscribers. This 50% off deal is only available today though, and it's unlikely to roll around again any time soon so don't miss it.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.