Empowering Kids with Technology
Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s kids, so we’re working to empower kids everywhere -- regardless of gender, race, nationality, and ability -- to solve the epic challenges ahead. We’re building a future where chief changemakers and problem-solvers are not limited to elite experts.
WHAT IS LITTLEBITS?
Turning Ideas Into Inventions
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. These magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions, transforming the way kids learn so they can grow up to be tomorrow’s changemakers -- no matter their age, gender, race, nationality, or ability. Up to 40 percent of the kids using littleBits kits are girls, which is four times the industry average.
LEARN WHILE YOU PLAY
Kids are born playing, and we want to help them extend that to a lifetime of hands-on exploration, curiosity, and imagination. littleBits puts invention at the heart of learning through play. We want kids to walk away from playtime having discovered something they didn’t know before.
PLAY WHILE YOU LEARN
Rather than memorizing worksheets and science formulas, we need to make learning more fun, engaging, and relevant to today’s kids. The world is changing dramatically around us, but the way we teach our kids is generally the same. littleBits helps kids learn by doing, by trial and error, and not just by textbooks.
FACTS & STATS
- Company Founded: 2011
- littleBits Acquired by Sphero: 2019
- Paul Berberian, CEO
- Headquartered in Boulder, CO with offices in NYC
- Inventions: More than 1 million
- School partnerships: 20,000
- littleBits invention clubs: Over 300 clubs from Sao Paulo to Bangkok