Getting kids started in coding is much easier these days thanks to all the cool educational kits available for them. Robo Wunderkind is a robotics and coding kit with a modular, LEGO-compatible design. It lets you build a robot with your code and pick up coding skills along the way. You can program and control your robot with your smartphone or tablet. Robo Cubes can be attached from either side, so you can build different robots.
The kit comes with a visual programming interface that is friendly towards kids. You get battery, microcontroller, and other cubes with sensors to get started. The robot connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. More information is available on Kickstarter.