Win a Kano!

Oh, this is an exciting one! Have you heard of Kano? Did the title intrigue you? Well, this is a Kano…..

Kano

Win a Kano – the computer kids can build and code themselves! RRP £119.99!

Finally a computer that your child can call their very own, Kano offers a Lego-like, creative experience with an added bonus: kids can learn to code – the most sought after skill of the 21st century!

It’s a great machine for parents to help their children to build and program, has won tonnes of design awards and allows children to become creators, builders and budding coders.

As well as your children having the excitement of building their own computer, the whole process along the way is fun, with the ‘manual’ more of a story, stickers and cases available to customise it, and then get onto WiFi and get coding in Minecraft!

You can find out more about Kano over on their website, follow them on Twitter and check them out on Facebook. I do also have an exclusive £5 off code for you to use to go get your own kit – READING-RESIDENCE-5.

I’m giving my lucky readers the chance to win a Kano, as I have one up for grabs! To enter, simply answer the question and use the rafflecopter below. Giveaway closes at 12am April 12th 2015 and is open to UK entrants only. Good luck!

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What appeals to you about a Kano?

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252 thoughts on “Win a Kano!”

  1. I love that it encourages children to be creative, my son loves lego and computers so this would be perfect for him!

  2. Emma-louise Wainwright (@Feelinglucky14)

    This is a great idea! I know a certain little boy who’d love to try out following in his daddy’s footsteps 🙂

  3. I’m hoping my grandkids will learn enough about coding from using this so that they’ll be able to teach an oldie like me how to do the same.

  4. Lynsey Buchanan

    That it makes code simple for kids. If kids learn to crack code at an early age then it could lead to a great career in their adult lives.

  5. Alexa Schoolar

    i love that something like this has come out as my eldest son is really into computers and building things 🙂

  6. I think its a great idea & my nine year old son has been talking, or should I say hinting, about them for a while now.

  7. Elizabeth (Liz) Briggs

    This looks amazing and a great way to help with the new coding lessons at school and a real achievement once they have put it together 🙂

  8. That its challening for children & get them to understand how technology works & there should be more product like this on the market.

  9. Wow, what a fab idea and a great way of helping kids learn something they’ll likely need at a young age

  10. Love this and really want the win 🙂

    I was literally showing my youngest son the Kano last night, he has recently started coding and I thought this might be an ideal extension to that.

  11. my eldest has asked if he can do coding club, i had no idea what it was. this is brilliant in a time where computers are used to often and to teach young children about it

  12. Johan Ellermann

    I love the fact that they have to first build it and then the world is their platform, they are free to code and do whatever they can dream of on it.

  13. I love the way that it takes me back to the 80’s, when the early kit computers where coming out, and we rolled up and sleeves and programmed, experimented and discovered. I really hope that initiatives like this will grasp the imagination of Youth today too.

  14. Kaci Soderstrom

    I love the fact that it helps kids to learn how to code themselves, that’s fantastic. As someone who dabbled in the realms of C and C++ I think learning to code in any language is pretty awesome.

  15. Paul Ballantine

    This would show my nieces that you can do alot more than just play games on a computer. It puts fun and learning all into one

  16. Learning code is really important for kids & hopefully I would pick up on it too as it’s something I have been meaning to learn.

  17. I like the fact Kano is a story, as oppose to a boring bog standard manual and the fact it has illustrated ideas and simple steps, which is easier to follow.

  18. This looks lego like which would make it even more attractive for my children, a really funky piece of equipment

  19. tamalyn roberts

    that children can learn to code, seems we severely lack coding and other essential computer skills in our schools these days. not sure how they can call it computer studies when all they do is learn how to make files and send email

  20. I like that it gives children of today a chance to ‘muck around with computers’ like we did in the 80s – we had an old tape deck Microbee (Australian computer) and we used to wait for about half an hour for it to load and then do really basic coding on it or play adventure games typing in commands like ‘Get gold’ or ‘Pick up axe’. It was brilliant. The Kano just uses technology which is a bit more modern to do it. Sometimes I think kids miss out on things because they’re overly complicated these days. Stripping things back to their simple basics can bring much joy to kids who are very used to singing and dancing bells and whistles!

  21. I’ve got a little female budding engineer in my family and this would be perfect for her. What’s more, it’s a fab colour!

  22. Its great to teach them a valuable skill and get them involved in something creative and physical, not just screen based.

  23. It’s a great way to introduce kids to coding at an early age, preparing them for more complicated things later on.

  24. So many boys want a career in IT or computer programming- what a great introduction to both and make it fun-the lure of being able to access Code mountains in Minecraft is just fantastic. My son has been a Minecraft fan for years and I fully appreciate the education he gets from this and his computer- he would love this. It would be the ultimate present for him

  25. It’s a great way for kids to have fun while learning really useful skills about coding and technology!

  26. Heather Tinkler

    That it gets kids involved in interesting activities. They can work hard on something to get a great outcome.

  27. Victoria Prince

    It looks amazing, I would have *loved* something like this as a kid. Love the idea of them being able to start playing around with programming and developing those skills!

  28. It is something my husband is passionate about and thinks the children should learn early. What a wonderful way to start.

  29. A fabulous idea and a great way to get children (and parents!) to start to truly understand computers.

  30. I think it’s a fabulous way to get children interested in, and learning about computer programming ~ a skill they will find essential as they grow up and enter the world of work!

  31. Caroline Buckley

    This looks amazing! It would keep my son entertained for hours. Not only is it enjoyable but educational at the same time. Would love this!

  32. Chantelle Kemp

    I love how its educational, fun, creative and not only that but it would be a fantastic achievement for all children to say they have accomplished! Would love to win this! Good Luck everyone 🙂

  33. I love the fact that it helps kids learn for the future and prepares them for future career they might want.

  34. I love that it teaches what is a very difficult and tricky skill and makes it fun and exciting….taking into account that if you teach things from a young age it is no longer difficult and tricky and becomes part of everyday thinking and life….really amazing product…love it 🙂 x

  35. It’s a brilliant idea to teach basic electronics & give the opportunity to explain how things work, then the educational benefits of coding.

  36. Love this. My kids are getting more into coding now, so this would be perfect for them. It’s a good price and gives kids a chance at having a simple, yet affective system.

  37. Great competition, this invention is just too amazing for words! I programmed as a child on my ZX81 then on a BBC basic and now it is so essential it will be just like any other language give it 5 years!

    I love the fact you can choose your childs favourite colours and design too!

  38. At 9 my son is claiming he wants to design video games ‘when he is older’ this would be perfect for him – he would really love this. A brilliant idea.

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