As decade after decade passes, the world has proved extremely progressive especially in
technology. As the world goes completely digital and most people become computer savvy,
it is pivotal to have programming skills to avoid becoming redundant. In creating a world
where programming skills is a culture, it is necessary to instil such skills right from the start
with children. Therefore, teaching programming in schools is just as necessary as other core
subjects. Nevertheless, in many schools in Africa, programming is a skill that many meet
while in university if and only if the school in which they attend has a curriculum that forces
them to do so otherwise it remains a gap in the education.
Programming is core in developing critical thinking, computational thinking, and problem-solving skills among children. Besides programming being taught, it is ideal that the method
used to impart knowledge is fun, easier and the best in aiding understanding. This project
proposes the use of the Safari (robot) developed using Arduino and Dual Tone Multiple
Frequency (DTMF) to teach programming concepts to children using a phone as a controller
to move the robot in four main directions; right, left, forward, backwards and repetitively.
This will be useful both in schools and homes to teach young children programming
concepts for its ease of use and enhancing fun
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Coalition, CDR. "Introducing Programming Skills in Children through Toys (Robot) to Enhance Their Cognitive Skills and Critical Thinking" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/introducing-programming-skills-in-children-through-toys-robot-to-enhance-their-cognitive-skills-and-critical-thinking