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Nintendo Labo is rolling out in classrooms across The U.S. & Canada

Posted: 8:57 AM, Oct 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-24 15:01:58Z

Nintendo is giving 100 schools around the U.S. a Nintendo Switch, and also something called a "Nintendo Labo" kit.

Nintendo wants to help kids learn better communication and improve science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. The aim is to reach 2,000 students between the ages of 8 to 11 across the 2018-2019 school year.

Those Labo kits come with special tools to build things like a piano, RC car, or fishing pole. You can then use them to play certain games.

Another cool thing about it is that you can also use some of the pieces to learn coding and computer programming.

Nintendo and the Institute of Play have already worked on a pilot with 11 schools in the greater New York area, including the Douglass G. Grafflin School in Chappaqua, New York, and the Lake Hiawatha Elementary School in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey.

Upon completion of the pilot, the program will expand to 100 schools across the US and run until March 2019.