We created Bitsbox for three reasons:
It’s never too early to start learning languages. If you want your kids to learn to code, the best time to start is when they’re little. Bitsbox is designed for kids as young as seven years old, though we’ve seen five-year-olds get the hang of it with help from their parents.
Writing real code is awesome. We love block-based tools like Scratch—they’re great for learning programming concepts and computational thinking. But eventually, there’s typing to be done, and it turns out that kids think it’s fun and grown-up to use the keyboard.
The enemy isn’t hard; the enemy is boring. Learning to code takes time and practice. Sometimes it’s just plain hard. But that’s okay—we know kids are willing to work at learning hard things as long as they don’t get bored along the way. Bitsbox is all about providing piles of exciting new projects and delivering them in an exciting format: monthly surprise boxes that come in the mail.
Favorite perk ($90)
For three months in a row, we’ll ship a box to anyone you specify. (See project description for more info.) If you don’t have anyone in mind, you can ask us to donate it on your behalf.