Getting children familiar with robots and electronics is a smart idea. Thanks to educational robots like GoBox, parents are going to have an easier time getting their young engineers-to-be excited. They get light, sound, ultrasonic sensors, and a bunch of other modules to experiment with robots. Monthly robotics missions are delivered to you on a monthly basis with new tools and instructions.
Your robot will support plenty of programming languages, including Python, Scratch, Node.js, and Go. It is easy to assemble which helps. More information is available here.