It’s a big priority in our house for our girls to learn to code.
We love that it will help them understand the way the online world works, plus gives them a skill they can always use to earn money in a flexible way, including through high school and college.
This summer, both of our older girls will be working on their skills, and I’m so excited for them!
Here are the two coding programs we’re using this summer:
The Two Coding Programs We’re Using
This is the coding program that Ani, our 8 year old, is doing. CodeSpark is designed for kids 5-9, requires no reading, and is meant to be super fun and engaging, with lots of problem-solving skills. I’ve done a fair amount of research on CodeSpark and I’m so impressed with their mission, their thoughtful design, and how great of a product it is.
If you have a child curious about coding, CodeSpark is the perfect place to start with tons of activities, projects and puzzles to hone their initial skills.
You can have three different kid profiles on one account, so if Star (age 6) is interested, we’ll have her do it this summer too! You can sign up for a free seven day trial here if you’d like to give it a spin!
Ella finished the Codeillusion program last month (I’ll share more about that soon) which meant she has a fairly serious coding foundation.
I put Bart in charge of finding a program that would help her keep growing her skills and use the things she’s already learned, and after looking at many options, Bart was most impressed with Codeverse, and we signed up for an account.
It’s designed for kids 6-14 and uses a real programming language, plus lets kids build real apps and games (this is just what we were looking for!). There are live classes you can take and a project library with so many fun projects you can work your way there or tweak to make your own.
You can do a free 7 day trial of this one too!
Have your kids done any coding? I’d love to hear what programs and platforms they’ve liked!