Monday, August 14, 2017

Coding for Kids

This month we hosted a Coding Camp for kids in grades K-5 as a part of our Summer Library Club activities. We talked about computer science, tried out some games using coding principles, and thought about careers that use coding. We also used an app on our mini iPads called Kodable where kids programmed their way through mazes.

More and more we're hearing about coding and computer science. If you have a kid in your life who is curious about this stuff (or if you're looking to find out more yourself!) here are some great books to get you started.

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley
Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson
Computers by Christine Taylor-Butler
Computer Math by James Fisher
Computer Science in the Real World by Lisa Idzikowski
How Things Work: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Bounce Houses, Hovercrafts, Robotics, and Everything In Between by T.J. Resler
The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed: A Book About Computers by Joanna Cole
A World of Programming by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale

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