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Computer Science for Kids | The Ultimate Guide for Parents

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More schools around the country have started to prioritize computer science for kids in their curriculum. A study by code.org tells us that 45% of US high schools have added it to the required syllabus. This means that more kids and teenagers will be introduced to the basics of CS – such as programming and…

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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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Best Coding Kits for Kids: The Definitive Guide [2021 Update]

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Best Coding Kits for Kids: The Definitive Guide   One of the great things about today’s toys is the fact that they can help kids prepare for the future by introducing them to valuable skills such as coding.   While your child doesn’t necessarily have to be an engineer, coding kits for kids are great…

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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

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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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Scratch vs CodaKid: Which Kids Coding Website is Best for Your Child?

Scratch vs CodaKid: Which Kids Coding Website is Best for Your Child?   Earlier this fall, we took a deep dive into kids coding websites Tynker and CodaKid, both Parents’ Choice Gold Award winners and CODiE Finalists for Best Coding and Computational Thinking Solution.   This week we will compare CodaKid and MIT Media Lab’s Scratch,…

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