Many of the people who shaped our digital world - like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates - started computer coding simply because they enjoyed it. They had no idea how far it would take them or that the companies they were to build would change the world.
Coding doesn’t have to become a career, but it’s an amazing skill and can unlock exciting doors to the future. Today we know how essential coding skills are, and Scratch is a programming environment that can help you learn to code. On Global Scratch Day, the 14th of May, people around the world will be celebrating coding with their very own Scratch events – and you can take part!
Whether you are a teacher wanting to inspire your class, a librarian who wants to introduce children to the world of programming, or a parent who would like to learn to code with your kids, DK’s free, downloadable Learn to Code kit will help you get started.
Once you’ve enjoyed your Global Scratch Day event, you can learn more with Carol Voderman’s Scratch and computer coding workbooks, including Computer Coding Games for Kids. Simple instructions and graphics break down coding with Scratch so kids learn all the code they need to build, play and share their favourite games with friends.