If your kids are saying “Where can I learn about coding” you can check out Homeschool Unit Study: Coding, Getting Started which is part 1 in our series on coding by clicking on the link.
This post builds on part 1 and goes beyond the beginner coding stage. However, if they like to begin with a fun challenge they can dive right in here.
All of the coding series of posts can be found in our homeschool unit study on coding.
There are a lot of places to learn to code but not all of them are good and not all of them are engaging.
We tried to go through as many coding sites as we could to see which ones keep a child interested, provide a challenge, and are fun to play with.
We also tried to find ones that are not so hard that kids (or moms & dads!) get frustrated right away.
All of these sites are a step up from the beginner level.
These are some really good coding spots to check out. I hope you all have fun learning with them.
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Homeschool Unit Study: Coding
CodeAvengers is a coding site that allows you to build a webpage, build an app, or build a game. The game option is to build an action game in which you collect coins and avoid bombs. I see a few weapons as well. I like that there are good directions, hints and even a place to contact them if you get stuck. You can start for free but additional classes do have a fee.
RoboMind has a free hour of code class to take. They also offer paid classes that are more involved. I am checking into those at the moment to see what they are like.
Let them try their hand at learning Python. Use it in Code Combat (above) or just to try something new. The level says beginner but it is more advanced than what I would consider beginner. This is a free 13 hour course that goes into functions, lists and loops.
After the one above, pop over to W3Schools which as it has a lot of great tutorials. I have used their tutorials on html and css for the blog and they make things pretty easy to understand.
For more information on coding see also:
And, just for fun, be sure to check out our LEGO Coding post!
After going through the beginner versions in their quest to learn to code there are a lot of other options.
Learning to code is a lot of fun and something that some kids really get into. If you are looking for more ideas try Coding Apps.
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