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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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Our top four inspiring coders!

Our top four inspiring coders!

Every year we sort our campers into four houses and this year we have decided to name them after our top four inspiring coders form the nineteenth and twentieth century. From cracking the german enigma code to helping get humans on the moon, get to know our house mascots a little better!
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Getting Girls Coding: Spotlight on Reshma Saujani

Getting Girls Coding: Spotlight on Reshma Saujani

We are shining a spotlight on Reshma Saujani, founder of American non-profit organisation, Girls Who Code. We explore what motivated her to try and address the gender imbalance in computer science and how Girls Who Code is also working to resocialise girls to be more brave.
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5 Family-Friendly STEM Ideas to do this Summer

5 Family-Friendly STEM Ideas to do this Summer

The summer holidays are fast approaching, and we at blue{shift} want to provide you with some great out-of-school activities that will entertain your child all summer! With these five ideas, your little programmer can keep learning — and having fun — throughout the long break.
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What’s the Right Age for My Child to Start Coding?

What’s the Right Age for My Child to Start Coding?

We want to create the next generation of innovators, creators, and coders, but what is the right age for children to learn coding? This is one question we get frequently at blue{shift}, and the answer is one that requires a parent’s subjectivity. Coding is becoming a new literacy, and teachers, parents, and schools need to prepare these children with the skills of the 21st century. But,it still comes down to: when?
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