Getting started in robotics is going to be much easier when you have the right robot kit. ROBOTERRA Origin is a cute robot that you can build and program yourself. The kit contains building blocks and an up-to-date online robotics curriculum. By playing with it, your kids will learn hardware and software skills.
You can use sensors, reusable aluminum metal parts, a micro-controller, and other components to bring your robot to life. Early supporters can get one of these robots for $199.