Getting kids to do something they (probably) already love to do—play video games—isn't hard work. But what if they could play games they have designed themselves, with a little help from you.
Kids can start with a computer coding demonstration on DKfindout! This simple demo shows just how easy it can be to use Scratch, a coding language, to make simple games using drag and drop tools. Now they’re ready to make up their own game.
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding shows you how to help kids make their very own video games using Scratch and Python programming languages. The book goes step-by-step to explain and show exactly what each term means and how to use it to jump-start kids’ imaginations and get them “thinking like a computer.” For those of us who need a little more basic information, there are introductory sections on how computers work, how programming works in the real world, and a glossary of terms.
What it takes to become a coder:
Coding is a great way to connect with kids on a topic they love—video games! Plus, coding strengthens logical thinking and problem-solving, so you can feel good that you’ve helped them learn and develop a skill that will grow in importance in the years to come.