Need Resources to Teach Your Child Coding?

Giving children a head start is a parental goal – getting your kids to think about coding and starting them early on is a great choice. The world we live in and the world the children will inherit will be populated by smart devices that can do almost everything.  Teaching your child to code will give them the ability to interact and understand their world with clarity.  If you are like some parents and feeling a little out of your league when it comes to coding, don’t fret.  Blogging dot com shares 10 good online resources for you to tap into with your kids and get some basic coding skills under your belt (some are free, others have a free trial, and others are subscription or fee based):

  1. Code.org: a non-profit foundation website is a great starting point for coding novices.
  2. CodeCademy: teaches kids basic code through fun and simple exercises.
  3. Code Avengers: offers courses in building web pages, apps, and games covering languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and more. According to their website, classes are designed for ages 12+ but are successfully used by many 8 to 11-year-olds.
  4. CodeCombat: is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game.
  5. Code Monster: is a system that uses JavaScript and features two adjacent boxes
  6. Khan Academy: is an online school is known for a variety of classes, but they also have basic programming tutorials that teach kids how to build graphics, animations, interactive visualizations, and more. Their courses focus primarily on JavaScript.
  7. Tynker: is another website that lets kids learn to program by modding games such as Minecraft, controlling drones and robots, creating their own apps, and more.
  8. Made with Code: is Google’s project to encourage girls to pursue careers in computer science. Each coding challenge has a different purpose and topics range from the most basic ones suitable for complete beginners to advanced topics for those who already have some coding experience.
  9. Stencyl: a software system that’s available for Windows, Linux, and Mac that makes learning code fun by using a drag and drop interface to create code blocks.
  10. Scracth: is one of the most popular coding tools for kids, designed to help students get started with programming. Students can create animations and stories by using “building blocks” that behave like computer code does



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