Robotics engineer Barbie builds robots, teaches kids to code

Mattel partnered with Tynker to create free coding lessons that star the new Robotics Engineer Barbie. A tutorial teaches you how to animate a robot on the screen by snapping together puzzle-shaped commands. It’s the latest Tynker Hour of Code activity, and it’s designed to be simple enough for kindergarteners to use. Mattel also has an e-book workbook called “Code Camp for Barbie and Friends,” showing kids how coding relates to everyday life and problem-solving in various careers.