Shopping Cart

Robotics and Coding through Storybooks and a Cuddly Bear

Mochi is the Award-Winning Coding Rover for Ages 3-9. Kids learn the basics of computer programming in a playful, hands-on way as they explore STEM subjects through fun storybooks. Montessori approved, LEGO Compatible.

Mochi teaches children the basics of computer programming in a playful, hands-on way as they explore the universe and learn colors, numbers, letters, basic words and more! Montessori approved, LEGO Compatible.

Mochi’s Awards:

How It Works:

Mochi harnesses children's innate love for stories to introduce abstract programming concepts in a fun, low-barrier way.

Watch a short (1:51) video about how Mochi works

Mochi Computer

Your child’s first screenless computer. It takes commands, executes functions, and gives audio feedback. It can even sing songs and reads the books!

Coding Blocks

Simple wooden blocks that specify what steps Mochi should execute and in what order. Looks simple but you can write more unique programs than there are stars in the universe.

Rover

Sometimes with Mochi Bear at the wheel or with your little ones’ unique creation. Rover flawlessly executes the commands given to it and can navigate the surface of Mars as well as your carpet.

Story Library

A library of 12 educational books where Mochi Bear teaches important subjects for early childhood development and goes on coding adventures. Each book gives coding challenges at the end.

See all books

How to Play:

1
Сhoose your
adventure
Сhoose your adventure
2
Prepare Mochi
Prepare Mochi
3
Code with your
hands
Code with your hands
4
Learn through
multi-modal play
Learn through multi-modal play

Screen-free learning

With Mochi, our children can have healthy and safe play experiences while learning the basics of coding. In addition,
screenless play protects our children’s eyes and sparks their imagination and creativity.

With Mochi, our children can have healthy and safe play experiences while learning the basics of coding. In addition, screenless play protects our children’s eyes and sparks their imagination and creativity.

Give your kids a break from the screen

By using physical items, Mochi is able to show difficult and abstract ideas through simple steps you can touch and manipulate.

Choose mochi pack

Give your kids a break from the screen

By using physical items, Mochi is able to show difficult and abstract ideas through simple steps you can touch and manipulate.

Choose mochi pack

Develop logical thinking

Encourage exploration into new subjects

Discover a wide array of themes and resources

By using physical items, Mochi is able to show difficult and abstract ideas through simple steps you can touch and manipulate.

Choose Mochi pack

With 15 content packs, your child can
explore everything:

Each adventure pack includes: story map / story book / storyteller SD card / craft pieces / lego connectors

Accelerate your child’s learning:

Check out all the adventure packs!

SEE ALL PRODUCTS

Customers Reviews

In the kit you will find craft pieces made of wood materials that can be painted in your favorite colors;

You can also use colored paper to enhance the look of Mochi.

Mochi's Lego-compatible Rover is his preferred ride on all his adventures. Use craft and LEGO to make Rover into a rocket, a pirate ship or a Batmobile! Warning: Creativity will increase exponentially!

Why Mochi?

Because you want your child to lead the change, not follow it!

Your Child’s First Coding Kit

Using songs, sounds, dance, music and words, Mochi will navigate your child
through endless adventures as they explore the world.

Free Shipping Anywhere in the US
Mochi starter 4 book adventure pack
Includes: Mochi Bear, Lego-compatible Rover, Programming Board with coding blocks, and 4 adventure sets (Planets, Animals, Earth, Biology)
$329$269
Mochi Essential 6 Book Coding Adventure Pack
Includes: Mochi Bear, Lego-compatible Rover, Programming Board with coding blocks, and 6 adventure sets (Planets, Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Colors, Animals)
$399$299
Mochi Extended 12 Book Coding Adventure Pack
Includes: Mochi Bear, Lego-compatible Rover, Programming Board with coding blocks and 12 adventure sets (Planets, Colors, Numbers, Letters, Shapes, Animals, Earth, Time, Fruits & Vegetables, Biology, Good Habits, Words)
$610$399

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 in The Economist, The Atlantic, and NYT.

  • 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 support here.
  • 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 on NPR, CNBC, The Atlantic, and The New York Times.