Saturday, June 6, 2015

Teaching Coding for Kids

You can teach your kids how to code and program starting at 4 years old. They can start learning concepts such as "algorithm" i.e. a sequence of steps to solve a given problem. These two websites contain several resources and tutorials to help you teach coding for children.

Picture from Pixbay

It is a non-profit organization, that aims to teach coding for children. It contains may activities:


Scratch is a visual programming language that is provided free of charge by MIT. It aims to enable children to create interactive stories, games, or animations, and share them online. 

There are a number of other resources that constitute a community for Scratch:
  • Scratch Ed: an initiative from Harvard University that delivers a hub for educators and teachers to share resources and tutorials about how to use Scratch.
  • Scratch Junior: a simplified version of Scratch suitable for kids in the age of 5-7 years old. It provides an app for Android and Apple tablets.

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