Computer programming is becoming one of the highest demands for the job market. What better time to start to teach children how to learn about coding than now! Check out the resources below for more information about how to get started with the basics of coding.
- Scratch is great program (free to use) that allows children to complete basic programming. There are examples of student work on the website and there is an option to share projects online. Be aware of what content is shared though, not everything is strictly filtered.
- Tynker is geared for grades 3 and above but could still be suitable for younger grades with more parental guidance. There are several game-based tutorials that teach kids about the basics of programming.
- One of the best resources out there is code.org. There is a variety of tutorials and options on this website. Parents, educators, and even children can learn about the basics of coding here.