Learning Resources, TLC’s ‘OutDaughtered’ Family Team Up for Coding Critters


Learning Resources continues its partnership with Danielle and Adam Busby of TLC’s reality series, OutDaughtered for the third consecutive year.


As the parents of six daughters, including America’s only all-female quintuplets, the Busbys feel a unique responsibility to ensure their girls have every opportunity to succeed when it comes to learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and early coding. And as preschoolers, the Busby quintuplets are the perfect age to begin learning fundamental coding skills by playing with Learning Resources’ newest screen-free coding toy, Coding Critters.


“For three years, we’ve been proud to partner with STEM leader, Learning Resources, and show the world how we learn through play in the Busby house,” said Danielle Busby. “Having a house full of Learning Resources toys has certainly helped instill a love of learning in our girls, and Adam and I feel passionately about the importance of exposing them to coding skills as early as possible.”


Coding Critters are interactive pet friends that help teach preschoolers early STEM concepts through coding and play, without the use of a screen. Coding Critters come with complete playsets and teach kids basic coding principles as they care for their interactive pet friends. Kids can follow along on the coding adventures outlined in the included storybooks. Coding Critters help teach basic coding skills such as sequential logic and programming commands as kids play with the interactive puppy, kitty, and dinosaur pets.


“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Busbys, a family that truly exemplifies our mission of instilling a love of learning in children,” said Marie LaPlante,CMO of Learning Resources. “It’s been uniquely satisfying to watch the quints grow up the last three years, and now arrive at the perfect age to begin their coding education with our products.”


Learning Resources‘ partnership with the Busby family will include a series of articles and YouTube videos that depict the family “learning through play” at home. The partnership will culminate in an event this August in the Busby’s hometown of Houston, where they will work with Learning Resources to donate more than $50,ooo worth of STEM and coding learning supplies to Houston-area preschools in underserved communities.