Coding For Kids For Dummies book cover

Coding For Kids For Dummies

Published: April 30, 2019

Overview

 A guide for kids who want to learn coding

Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week.

Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects.

  • Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code
  • Use simple coding tools
ideal for teaching kids and beginners
  • Build games and animations
you can show off to friends
  • Add motion and interactivity to your projects 

Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!

 A guide for kids who want to learn coding

Coding is quickly becoming an essential academic skill, right up there with reading, writing, and arithmetic. This book is an ideal way for young learners ages 8-13 who want more coding knowledge than you can learn in an hour, a day, or a week.

Written by a classroom instructor with over a decade of experience teaching technology skills to kids as young as five, this book teaches the steps and logic needed to write code, solve problems, and create fun games and animations using projects based in Scratch and JavaScript. This 2nd Edition

is fully updated to no longer require any limited-time software downloads to complete the projects.

  • Learn the unique logic behind writing computer code
  • Use simple coding tools
ideal for teaching kids and beginners
  • Build games and animations
you can show off to friends
  • Add motion and interactivity to your projects 

Whether you’re a kid ready to make fun things using technology or a parent, teacher, or mentor looking to introduce coding in an eager child’s life, this fun book makes getting started with coding fun and easy!

Coding For Kids For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Coding, or computer programming, is your way of communicating with technology. It’s the new literacy you need to master to be successful in the coming decades. Like any form of communication, coding takes place through language. Just as there are many human languages (English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and so on), there are many coding languages! Two examples of coding languages are Scratch and JavaScript. Scratch is perfect as a coding language for kids because it’s easy and fun to use, Scratch coding for kids allows you to build programs by snapping together commands in the same way you assemble a puzzle. JavaScript is a step up in difficulty because it’s an authentic programming language, used by real coders. JavaScript powers many technologies, and you can use it to make both apps for your phone and control code for operating electronics gadgets. You can ease into JavaScript by using blocks to build programs (just like Scratch) and then switching to text-based coding when you’re ready. Here, discover tips for creating programs in Scratch, coding JavaScript apps in App Lab, and writing JavaScript code in MakeCode to operate the micro:bit electronics board. [caption id="attachment_261750" align="alignnone" width="535"] ©By Photographee.eu/Shutterstock[/caption]