Resources on "What Parents Must Know About Coding for Children"
1. Start with this Parent Toolkit that will help you understand a lot about how to teach your children to code, what roles you may have to play and all other things that you will have to advocate during the process.
Tynker is a fun, intuitive suite of games that make it easy for kids to learn basic "computational thinking and programming skills." Their Hour of Code feature is a great starting point for jumping into all that the site has to offer. Make sure you check the Parents section for ideas and tips to get started.
3. Lessons and tutorials from code.org: Code.org was launched in 2013 to advocate for wider access to computer science learning in schools and for underrepresented students of color. In addition to their advocacy efforts, Code.org has posted several useful lessons that are great to share with your kids.
4. Edsurge’s Guide: Teaching kids to code: EdSurge produced this comprehensive guide for parents. It's a trove of interesting and useful articles like "Teaching Coding: Where Do You Start?" The guide also features information for more than 50 tools that you can use with your kids.
Aricles That You Must Read: (A little dose of inspiration for kids is must :)
1. How & Why to teach Your Kids to Code by Melanie Pinola
2. Reasons to Teach Kids to Code by Kodable
3. Teaching Kids Programming with Khan Academy by Patrick Reagan
And Make Sure You Watch This Video Below!
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab. Teaching kids to code is must so they can do more than just “read” new technologies but also create them.
So what’s your take?