Coding is best learned early. Learning to code is similar to learning a second language. Children that are exposed to fundamental topics like sequencing, loops, and conditionals, early on seem to have a deeper understanding of these concepts. Coding is a fundamental skill that children need to learn to unleash their limitless learning potential. Here are a few of the coding for kids sites that we have discovered.
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For ages 5-17. Core levels are free. Monthly subscription for additional levels.
For ages 4-14. Free – no account needed.
At the end of each course, students are able to create interactive games or stories for sharing online.
Scratch is free and developed by MIT.
Although designed to be a stepping stone to more advanced programming languages, students have used Scratch to create animations for classroom projects in science and math.
For ages 4-14. A sample of coding lessons is available at Tynker for free. Access to the complete library and a private Minecraft server requires a monthly subscription.