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Computational thinking and coding starting
at age 4

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100% screen-free.
Montessori approved.

Each Mochi box comes with a book, wooden coding blocks, challenge cards and engaging activities to exercise critical thinking and logic.

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No addictive
screens

Young minds are malleable.
Digital dopamine hits stifle growth.

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What will your child learn?

The Learn With Mochi monthly subscription boxes offer many developmentally appropriate benefits through tangible play, including the development of:

Foundational programming concepts

Computational thinking

Logical deduction

Symbolic representation

Growth-mindset

Fine motor skills

What's Inside:

Each box includes a beautifully illustrated book about a subject children love, such as our first box — DINOSAURS. There’s a 3-D puzzle relating to the book, which you and your child can assemble, and a matching story map, so your child can retell the story by “coding” their puzzle figure around the map.

The box is also packed with activities for sparking interest in coding concepts. The book, 3-D puzzle, and story map are standard each month, but other contents vary from month to month and include unique, tangible activities like a binary counter, and games for learning about sequences, loops, functions, conditionals, and more!

An entire world of learning. Every month get a new book from our extensive story library. Explore everything from Space, to Dinosaurs, to the Neuroscience of Sleep... and everything in between!
Every box comes with a high quality cloth map that you spread out on the floor to bring Mochi’s adventures from the books to life!
The Mochi Coding Computer—where your computational thinker will plan an algorithm to help Mochi, the curious bear, navigate his adventures!
Bespoke coding blocks give your little one a tangible way to code and learn the basics of computational thinking, logic and sequences.
Different types of themed puzzles develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination and spatial reasoning while teaching sequential thinking and pattern matching.
Mission cards provide a variety of challenges!

How do you code without a screen?

Every Mochi box comes with a “Mochi Coding Computer” (1) which has spaces for coding blocks. (2) Kids place their wooden coding blocks in the correct sequence and then help their character (3) execute the sequence on their map.

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Mochi's Adventure—delivered to your dooreach month!

An entire year of STEM and coding activities developed by education experts.

Is Learn with Mochi right for your child?

Attention grownups! You don’t need to know anything about coding to help your child learn with Mochi.

Mochi Club appeals to both boys and girls!

Mochi Club is designed for 3 to 6 years olds

No coding experience necessary

Made from the highest quality Eco‑friendly Material.

All the material in our boxes can be recycled, is friendly for the environment, and safe for your child

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Think & Play, out of the box

Each box is packed with make-and-play activities that teach 21st century skills to preschoolers through play.

Quality time, together

Create lasting memories with your little ones – no master’s degree in Pinterest or last minute trips to the craft store required.

Play—on loop!

Each hands-on activity and collectible figurine is designed to be played with over and over (and over) again.

Designed by a leader in the field ofscreen-free coding with early learners

After many years of experience in a variety of educational settings, Judy Quintero used her knowledge to teach an after-school enrichment class that encouraged children ages 3-6 to explore the creative world of coding and computational thinking. She accomplished this by using screen-free coding robots, stories, and games. In 2020, Covid-19 restrictions kept her from sharing her passion for tangible coding lessons in the classroom, so we have collaborated to bring many of her in-class activities to the safety and comfort of your home. Now, children can delve into fun subjects in the context of computational thinking, on a monthly basis!

Mochi’s Awards and Mentions:

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FAQ

  • Mochi was originally developed to foster early childhood literacy and creative/computational thinking in our own children, ages 3-6. We’ve designed the experience so that children as young as 3 can engage in creative, self-directed play. But even children ages 6-8 receive tremendous value from the Mochi experience, as they are just starting to read by themselves at this age, opening up a whole world of self-reliance, discovery and engagement.
  • The goal of Mochi is to foster children’s creative and cognitive abilities. That they do it through computational thinking (a highly relevant 21st century skill) is a bonus! On a more pedagogical level, research shows that early childhood is the critical window for development — not only for cognition, but also for behavioral traits such as sociability, motivation, and esteem. From birth to age 6, children's constructive, creative, and motor abilities progress at an astounding rate. Exposure to high-quality learning experiences are particularly essential because they compound over a lifetime and into adulthood.
  • Study after study has shown that screens are extremely addicting and lead to developmental abnormalities if given to young children too early. Yet we all have screens in our pockets. Often, it’s too easy to give our children a screen to occupy their boundless energy and time. We created Mochi to be a screen-free, multimodal learning experience to rival the screen. This way, our children can have healthy and safe play experiences while learning the basics of coding in the process. In addition, screenless play protects our children’s eyes. It is safe, immersive, and hands-on.

    More inThe Economist,The Atlantic, andNYT.

  • Mochi teaches the basics of queues, sequences, algorithmic thinking, action/causality, pattern recognition, loops, functions, decomposition and debugging all without needing a screen. Our learning sequence is centered around the computational thinking pillars of programming,logic, and problem-solving. The hardest part about teaching coding is breaking down abstract concepts into tangible ideas. By using physical items, Mochi as able to show difficult and abstract ideas through simple steps you can touch and manipulate. Through thousands of hours of research, we’ve shown that physical, hands-on learning is the best way for kids 3-6 to understand abstract ideas.
  • Nope! Mochi comes ready to play out of the box.
  • Not yet, but we’d love to make it happen! For educators and parents who are interested in bringing locally adapted versions to their classrooms and homes, please ping our supporthere.
  • Currently, there are 12 books in our Mochi Story Library. The core kit comes with 1 book. However, there are 11 additional story books ranging from colors, letters, numbers, and words, to animals, biology, and astronomy. Our books are sold as Story Packs. Each Story Pack comes with new interactive audio files (sounds, songs, feedback), a high-quality machine-washable fabric map, the accompanying full-color story book, and new coding blocks that introduce additional concepts.
  • We already know that bits and bytes will be the defining building blocks of the 21st century. We also know that children love stories.

    We already know that bits and bytes will be the defining building blocks of the 21st century. We also know that children love stories.

    Could stories be a form of creative play?

    Mochi harnesses children's innate love for stories to introduce abstract programming concepts in a fun, low-barrier way. With hands-on blocks. With real-world, real-time outcomes. Without screens.

    From tactile programming blocks to auditory narration, visual feedback to functional play, everything about Mochi is designed to let curiosity lead the way. Even our coding challenges are integrated with the adventures -- so that little learners start to see technology as a functional tool to enhance what they already know and love, rather than programming for programming's sake. Along the way, our tiny tinkerers build confidence in their ability to co-create real-world stories and events.

    This healthy, hands-on introduction to technology is what we believe our youngest children need to succeed in our rapidly changing, globalizing world.

    Instead of feeding our kids junk food for their growing minds (like Angry Birds and silly TV programs), why not give our children a smart, healthy, and screenless option for play?

    We made Mochi today so our kids can succeed in the future.

    Learn about the developmental effects of screen addiction on children onNPR,CNBC,The Atlantic, andThe New York Times.

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