Posted ByGordon in Greenwich, CT
i know an academy which teaches coding for kids. i can provide those details
Try to have him create things he can share with his friends. If he is seeing the fruits of his labor, he will very quickly start truly enjoying it and will study on his own without you needing to push him. Good luck!
I recommend the website, HackerRank. It is a good website to learn different types of coding platforms, like R and Python. There are tutorials of how to get through the basics and work up into more intermediate and advanced levels of each program. There are also chances to answer programming questions for companies (some paid) and competitions, so that keeps the learning fun.
There are free coding websites out there! If you Google search "free coding" lists will pop up with options to explore. I hope this helps!
If he's learning basic coding, then it's always tough for younger, newer students to the grasp the smaller nuances of coding syntax. If you're not using these programs already, MIT App Inventor, Scratch, and the ALICE program are all great ways to have your child learn the basics of coding, while still seeing results and having a lower risk of frustration.
Either you love to write computer programs or you don't. It's not just something you learn, but more importantly, something you love to do.
Bring the basketball hoop inside and give out questions and bring some of his favorite treats when he throws the ball. Then ask the question. He gets it give him the treat, snack, or reward. Or choose a sport he like and make it... into a family game where he has to earn it. Or even video games. Pause ask the question he needs to learn in a flash card and play. Jump, clap get him motivated and if he passes test or skill once a month buy him a gamecard gift card or something he loves. Children pre-teens need a big reward for the hard work. NJ Teacher 6-8 middle school teacher .
Try Code.org. It has games to help teach children coding and other things.
Have you tried Scratch or Code.org? Scratch has some great supplemental books you can find online that will help your child learn how to make games and websites that would be a great jumping off point. Code.org gets progressively harder and has lessons to help your child master the skills. There are also hours of code that can be done. You could also make an account for your child to make his own creations. Those would be my top two suggestions. Some other ideas I have for supplemental resources are Bloxel, Tinker website, and robots like Sphero, Wonder Workshop robots, Osmos, Ozobots, and Snap Circuits.
Codeacademy.com is a wonderful website full of tutorials for coding! As well I know multiple coding languages and have 2 years internship experience in the subject. I would love to be considered for the position!
Leave an answer
Create a free account with Care.com and join our community today.