Thames & Kosmos Build & Read-Along Robot Kit & Storybook

Last updated: August 9, 2022

This epic Thames & Kosmos Robot Engineer Kit And Storybook will get your children interested in science and technology in no time. It tells the funny story of two inquisitive kids and features simple, non-motorized models for your kids to build.

Thames & Kosmos Build & Read-Along Robot Kit & Storybook

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Key Takeaway: The Thames & Kosmos Robot Engineer Kit And Storybook is the perfect way to introduce your kids to science and technology.

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the Thames & Kosmos Build & Read-Along Robot Kit & Storybook placed 15th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Read the funny story of two inquisitive kids, Ty and Karlie, and build simple, non-motorized models of the robots they construct and fix during their adventure to an automated candy factory. During this zany outing, Ty and Karlie build various robots to perform tasks and solve problems in the factory. The robots have moving parts, wheels, and gears, so kids can learn firsthand about simple machines and gear trains. As you follow the story, you can build models of the ten robots featured in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together. In the story, the kids build robots with arms that rotate, turn, and spin. They fix a robotic arm and other specialized robots that complete specific tasks inside the factory. They construct a robotic drone that flies through the factory to coat the candies in sprinkles, wheeled robots that zoom across the factory floor, a taffy-pulling robot, and a funny gum-kneading robot. From each humorous segment of their silly adventure, the kids learn something new about robots and machines. This 53-piece science kit combined with the beautifully illustrated storybook provides an engaging way to teach simple engineering concepts to preschool-age kids. Start laying the groundwork for strong STEM related skills and comprehension. This kit helps develop fine motor skills, science and math skills, visual-spatial skills, and reasoning and concept development skills.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

All bits are easy to clean.Sized perfectly for small hands.
All the components are placed in a plastic box for easy storage. A 32-page storybook communicates in an engaging way to teach children about robots, coding, how to assemble hardware parts with the help of diagrams and create wonderful crafts that can spin and turn.
53 building pieces, made large enough for small hands. Easy to build, non-motorized robots with working gear trains.

What reviewers didn't like

But the only thing is the components are made of poor plastic materials and can break at any moment.
This is definitely meant for younger children; older kids will be bored pretty easily by the simplicty of these builds.
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