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What is Coding? | The Essential Guide

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Over the past two decades, we’ve seen how fast technology has evolved. You can see technology everywhere you go, from your phone down to the smart appliances you can tell to make your coffee or clean your room. And this is why learning coding is such a powerful and valuable skill in the tech space…

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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

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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 need to access them using their devices.    But what…

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Best Coding Kits for Kids: The Definitive Guide

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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 tools that teach cause and effect, problem-solving skills, logic,…

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BitsBox Review: Everything You Need to Know

Bitsbox Review

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 love additional resources like this. It can really help to…

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Osmo Review: Everything You Need to Know

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 playing with the Creative Set, Pizza Co., and Coding Jam.   In…

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Code.org Review: Everything You Need to Know

code.org review

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 of our favorite additional options, especially for young girls and…

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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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