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What is coding?

What is coding?
code | kōd | verb
1. convert (the words of a message) into a particular code in order to convey a secret meaning.
2. write code for use by another machine or person (e.g. a computer program).

Kids can code.  If they can identify colors they can code a map for a robot to follow.  It’s that easy.

How fun is it to see a 3 year old “teach” a robot to dance?  Very fun.  I assure you.  A few markers, a piece of paper and a little bot…GO!

 

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Kids and Coding 

Kids and Coding 
Coding is to Digital Natives as cursive was to Pre-Digital kids.

Every career can be made more robust with a little coding knowledge to automate and advance the work. Why not start when they are code with colors?

Show them the power of the tools at their disposal.

Check out CoderDojo’s opinion on why teaching kids to code is important.

https://coderdojo.com/news/2015/03/30/why-coderdojo-is-important/

 

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About me

Heather Anderson Markell
Freelance Happiness Engineer, NerdMom founder and coder

Hi. I’m a nerdy mom with two small children, looking for every way possible to make their digital experiences useful. So I’ve explored the avenues for teaching my kids to code from using color to beginning with words to building robots.. whatever it is that will engage them mentally with whatever devices they are begging for so that it becomes more than just a digital babysitter.

I’m ready to share my nerdiness with you and your children and help you engage them with coding skills, or robitics that they can use throughout their education and continue to build on, as a desire.  This coding framework can translate to skills they can apply in any part of their life, from hobbies to their career in the future.