When I was a kid I had a huge interest in computers but not for the reasons most kids are interested in computers today; mostly for socializing and entertainment.
With such easy access to the digital world thanks to tablets, laptops, computers and smart phones more than likely you share the same sentiment that I do when it comes to your kid and screen time: you wish they spent less time staring at a screen or wish their time on screen was more productive.
Thankfully they can learn valuable skills and still enjoy screen time if you encourage them to learn computer programming.
“I think if someone had told me that software is really about humanity, that it’s really about helping people by using computer technology, it would have changed my outlook a lot earlier.” Vanessa Hurst – Founder, CodeMontage
Why Teach Kids how to Code?
We can use coding as a way for kids to gain skills they can use later in life such as advanced technical skills, improving thought process and logical thinking; all helpful for any future career.
And who knows – maybe some of these kids will come out as computer scientists and change the world! Watch the video below to see why Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and many other coding geniuses want your kids to learn how to code:
When I started learning about how computers and the internet worked I was limited to mostly dry, boring texts and manuals. Now we have an array of methods to learn about computer programming in multiple easy to understand and entertaining formats.
This is where I first learned HTML over fourteen years ago and where I sent my daughter to learn about basic concepts. The design hasn’t changed much but is still a valuable, easy to understand resource for learning basic HTML. The site was built by a little girl named Lissa who was just 11 years old at the time. Lissa is now in her 20’s. The site has been featured on USA Today, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and more.
Other Coding Sites for Kids: