Jul 052016

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

As I have mentioned before, my husband, John, has worked in IT/Network Security for many years, so he is always keeping up with the latest technology. He tries to keep our kids involved in technology, too, and it’s a dream of his for them to eventually learn coding. He always says “coding is the future” and he’s not wrong. In this technology-driven world we live in now, coding is definitely a very valuable skill to have, and it’s really beneficial to start teaching children to code at a young age.

When I saw the new Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar, available at Best Buy, I jumped at the opportunity to review it with my three year old daughter, Kayleigh. She has always been very inquisitive and loves to learn new things. I just knew she would love the Code-a-Pillar!

Kayleigh with Code-a-Pillar

The Code-a-Pillar is an adorable caterpillar toy that teaches kids ages 3-6 some amazing skills, including sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem solving and experimentation.

Code-a-PillarThe Code-a-Pillar has eight segments with unique command icons (1 sound segment, 3 straights, 2 right turns and 2 left turns).


Kids can direct the caterpillar to move in a certain direction, simply by rearranging the segments. The segments hook together via a USB port, and are very easy for kids to connect by themselves. Kayleigh got the hang of it it no time at all.

Kayleigh with Code-a-Pillar

She had an absolute blast playing with the Code-a-Pillar, and has played with it every single day since we have opened it. It has quickly become one of her favorite toys, and my 1 year old son, Logan, loves it, too! They are just amazed with the lights, noises and the way it moves, and I love that it is teaching them great skills at the same time.

Kayleigh and Logan Code-a-Pillar

Kids can use the Code-a-Pillar on its own, and it also comes with a companion app that allows them to partake in challenges or experiment with different patterns. Kids can use their imaginations and set up obstacle courses for the Code-a-Pillar to navigate through. This toy will definitely grow with Kayleigh and Logan over the next few years, and I’m really excited about that.

Kayleigh with Code-a-Pillar

If you have young kids at home, they are sure to love this learning toy. Check out the Code-a-Pillar at your local Best Buy!

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