Quartz: The toys that will actually teach your girls engineering skills

December 5, 2015

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Quartz featured the littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit as the “best rapid prototyping system” in an article on toys for girls that teach engineering skills.

The article notes:

“There is no toy out there that even looks like this tiny little system that can do very big things. Depending on which bits you have, you can use littleBits to create music, wearables, a draw bot, a bubble blower, and even a remote pet feeder via smartphone.”

The piece includes an interview with Lesa Wang, STEAM Coordinator at Marymount School of New York, on why she chose littleBits for her students:

“’There is an immediate sense of satisfaction when you build and prototype with littleBits.’” She considered littleBits to be gender-neutral, but she explained that it wouldn’t have mattered if they weren’t. “I think the way we challenge our students is way more important.”

Read the full article on Quartz here.