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Top Tips To Get Your Kids Interested In Coding

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If you’ve been managing with homeschooling so far, but are wondering if there are any fun activities you could get your kids started on during this period, you might want to think about how you can introduce them to coding.

The BBC’s Tech Tent podcast recently revealed that a number of parents have been exploring coding with their kids and introducing them to different programming languages depending on their age.

Parent Ruth Moore explained that she has introduced coding into homeschooling for her two sons aged eight and five. “Probably behind it was the thought that these are languages that it makes so much sense to know,” she stated.

She has found a range of online resources that allow youngsters to play with coding concepts, often using games and visual-based techniques rather than the text-based code that many adults might think of.

With all of us confined to our homes for the foreseeable future, it’s a great opportunity to help youngsters to pick up new skills.

An article for Patch recently noted that there are three ways in which coding is being taught in the US. There are curriculum-based coding sessions, software-driven options, like those being used by Ms Moore and her sons, and coach-driven coding lessons.

The latter is a more customised approach to learning coding, where children have a teacher or mentor to guide them through the process. If this is something that interests you then you could explore our coding classes for kids to find out how we can get your little ones started.