I am getting these calls quite too often now.
Friends of mine calling me to ask if they should enroll their kids to the online learning courses offered by many companies now a days and they don’t know if its fit or suitable for them or their child or not. The TV ads are literally making parents fell that they’re missing on something if their child is not learning coding. But there’s nothing like that. In fact, in the early ages, its better that child uses computer only out of interest and not to learn something online which is not part of their studies. For those kids who are interested and their parents are not getting if they should enroll to a class or not, am providing here a list of simple and free resources which they can teach to their kids at home without paying anything to anyone.
These resources are in fact the same one which people are teaching online and charging for it :(. Ironic but its true. See teaching coding to kids is not that mandatory but its a fun activity and I believe it should be fun only
So explore these things on your own with your kids and let them have fun with computer coding without paying a dime to anyone
Code club is a non-profit from UK which aims in creating code clubs in schools and communities worldwide to spread the computer programming education among the kids. Its a very nice initiative which is connecting thousands of volunteers across the globe who are arranging code clubs in their schools or community and teach younger ones about coding. If you’re an interested parent, you can also start code club in your community / society.
The reason for including code club here, is that they’ve created very nice short lesson based projectes to teach
- Python Programming
- HTML and CSS
- Hardware like Raspberry Pi and related tools
So if you’ve chosen to start with scratch, you’ll find interesting projects for getting started with scratch here on code club website. These tutorials can act as guide to you as parent as well as to your kids for learning the coding
While the idea of turning your kid into a genius coder or next startup founder is very good, we should not forget the overall development of our child. All above mentioned sites are 100% free to use and explore coding for anyone who is willing to learn. Use them as much as you want and explore the world of coding with kids