You don’t need super expensive robots and electronics to start teaching kids coding. Take Little Robot Friends for instance. They are cute robotic characters with a circuit board and sensors to sense light, hear sound, and detect movement. Spikey, Curvy, Ghosty, and Crafty come with everything your child needs to try simple projects.
These robots can communicate wirelessly with each other and to your smartphone. You get a light sensor, touch sensors, a microphone, 2 x RGB LED eyes, and a rechargeable battery. The project is getting funded on Kickstarter.