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Top 15 Best Coding Books for Kids in 2021

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Top 15 Best Coding Books for Kids in 2021   Teaching coding for kids generally involves a few things: a computer or device capable of programming, a scriptwriter or coding platform, an instructor, and a coding language. A lot of educational websites and coding games for kids provide the last two or three items—students simply…

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Benefits of Video Games | The Ultimate Guide for Parents

benefits of video games

Are video games bad for our kids?   Well, we are fully aware of some of the unfortunate stigmas attached to video games –  they’re a waste of time; they teach kids violence; they’re addictive, they make kids unproductive and lazy.    But what does the research say?   In their groundbreaking 2019 study Digital…

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Making Your Own Website for Kids | The Ultimate Guide

making your own website for kids

Nowadays, kids can easily create award-winning games (that generate actual revenue!) using tools like Roblox and Roblox Studio. They can also code working modifications for existing computer games like Minecraft.   Therefore, it should come as no surprise that kids, if they want to, are perfectly capable of making their own websites. Kids are far…

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Computer Basics for Kids | Everything You Need to Know

computer basics for kids

With how fast technology has advanced and how widely it’s spread, it should come as no surprise that computers now play a huge role in our everyday lives. From the smartphones we use to contact friends to the tablets we bring around to manage files, many of us are dependent (at varying lengths) on technology. …

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Computational Thinking For Kids | Why is it Important?

Computational Thinking for kids

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin   We feel this quote best summarizes where certain educational systems could be lacking. When teachers and students desire good grades more than knowledge, therein lies a risk of underdeveloped skills. It’s true; many of us may, unconsciously, encourage…

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7 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs   Maybe it started when they were six or seven and wanted to set up their own lemonade stand. By the time they hit nine or ten, they were selling pencils, erasers, candy, and gum to their classmates during recess. By twelve or thirteen, they were…

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5 Ways to Prepare your Child for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

As technological innovation continues to accelerate at breakneck speed, we are already seeing rapid changes in the job market. Technological disruption has eliminated a number of industries and has created brand new ones overnight with ever increasing rapidity.   Think of search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, and blogging – all of which did…

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BitsBox Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

Bitsbox Review

BitsBox Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2020   If you’ve been looking for resources to help your child or student learn how to code, you’ve probably stumbled across a variety of options. There’s also a fair chance that you’ve heard about BitsBox at some point in your journey!   Here at CodaKid, we…

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Osmo Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

Osmo Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2020   When we review products and software that teach coding for kids, we set aside several hours to observe our students interacting with each product or website.   In the case of Osmo, I have personally spent over a year observing my six year old daughter…

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Code.org Review: Everything You Need to Know in 2021

code.org review

Everything You Need to Know about Code.org in 2020   If you’ve been looking for resources to help your child learn how to code, you’ve probably stumbled across a variety of options. There’s also a fair chance that you’ve heard about Code.org at some point in your journey!   Here at CodaKid, this is one…

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