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Our favourite coding resources - all free!

Our favourite coding resources - all free!

We get a lot of questions from parents about how to practice coding at home. We’re all for coding practice: The more children practice, the more confident they will become. The good news is that there are lots of high quality, free resources available online. Here are some of our favourites.
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How to keep your kids coding during term time

How to keep your kids coding during term time

The only way to get better at coding is to practice it! Even the top coders had to start somewhere and we all know that practice makes perfect. But with everyone’s lives busier than ever it’s difficult to fit in practice in between school and all the extra-curricular activities your children are involved in. We’ve rounded up some of the best websites that your child can use to practice their coding with.

 

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Getting kids coding with LEGO

Getting kids coding with LEGO

LEGO is a classic toy we can all relate to. Kids love it, and adults love it too. However, LEGO doesn’t just have to be an activity to keep the kids busy this summer. LEGO is also a great way to teach children basic programming skills, teaching them to control their LEGO creations. Here at blue{shift} we’ve rounded up the best that LEGO have to offer your little coder.

 

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Introduction to Virtual Reality: The 5 most exciting apps, games and headsets today

Introduction to Virtual Reality: The 5 most exciting apps, games and headsets today

It seems like everyone is talking about Virtual Reality these days! VR can be used to simulate an environment similar to that of the real world or it can be used to submerge yourself in a completely new and fantastical reality. In 2016 91 million people bought VR headsets and with their increasing use in children’s education and adult vocational training it’s clear VR is here to stay. We’ve picked out some of the most exciting VR apps, games and headsets for you to take a look at.
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