Learn to Code at Home
Are you looking for some fun learning for kids? How about some coding? Parents don’t need to be experts to have this learning happen at home.
Code.org has responded to the current school closures with resources for use at home.
- Code Break is a live interactive classroom with weekly challenges every Wednesday.
- Smartphone options are available when there isn’t a computer at home.
- Hour of Code activities and tutorials are available all year. The activities are self-guided and there are options for every age and experience level. There’s a guide for parents.
- Full courses are available for K-Grade 5. Grades 6-12, and Beyond K-12.
Courses and activities are free – and they’re designed to be fun. You don’t need an account to use these resources. To keep a record of progress or save projects, parents will need to set up an account for their child if they don’t already have one through school.
Are there other coding apps and games you’re thinking of trying? Remember that Common Sense Media offers recommendations in Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids. Check product websites for special access due to COVID-19.
Where there is little or no internet access at home, there are unplugged coding activities to try. You can find some at:
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