Kids First Robot Engineer


Thames & Kosmos Kids First Robot Engineer

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.

The Thames & Kosmos Kids First Robot Engineer is a valuable tool for nurturing young minds. It fosters a love for learning through play, laying the foundation for future STEM exploration.

STEM Fundamentals:

  • Early exposure to engineering concepts: Through building simple robots, children grasp basic engineering principles like levers, gears, and simple machines. This lays the groundwork for more complex STEM concepts later on.

Developmental Skills:

  • Fine motor skills: The chunky, colorful pieces are easy for small hands to manipulate, promoting dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Visual-spatial skills: Following the storybook instructions and constructing 3D robots enhances spatial reasoning and the ability to visualize how things fit together.

Cognitive Skills:

  • Problem-solving: Kids encounter challenges while building, requiring them to think critically and find solutions to make their robots work as intended.
  • Following directions: The storybook format keeps them engaged while following step-by-step instructions, building a foundation for following directions later in school.

Additional Benefits:

  • Creativity and imagination: The wacky robot designs in the story spark children's creativity and allow them to imagine different uses for the robots.
  • Early introduction to robotics: This kit provides a gentle introduction to the world of robotics, potentially igniting a lifelong interest in this exciting field.


    • 2016 ASTRA Best Toys for Kids (Constructive Play 0 - 7 Years)
    • The Toy Insider's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
    • 2016 Parents' Choice Gold Award
    • 2017 TIA Toy of the Year finalist (Infant/Preschool Toy category)
    • 2016 NAPPA Award

      Ages: 3 to 7 years

      • Experiments: 10
      • Piece Count: 53
      • Manual Pages: 32
      • Batteries Required: N/A
      Made in Taiwan

        WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.