What Is Coding For Kids?
With the new year upon us and kids heading back to school, this is the perfect time for parents to introduce their kids to coding.
By this point, you’ve probably read about all the excitement in coding or seen it talked about on TV. But, what exactly is coding? Simply, it’s the instructions your computer needs to function, making it possible to create new software, apps, games, and websites.
At Tynker, we’re teaching more than 60 million kids worldwide how to code, ages 5 to 18, from kindergarten through high school. With over 3,700 courses and tutorials for all experience levels, our award-winning programs emphasize interest-based paths that make learning to code FUN.
For kids 5 and up, this is the best time to begin coding. Like a foreign language or a musical instrument, computer programming is best learned at an early age. Once kids are fluent in the type of thinking required to break down and solve coding problems, the transition to more advanced coding languages is relatively straightforward.
With Tynker, your grade schooler will use picture blocks to master coding basics and make simple apps, which will lead to developing games, exploring STEM subjects, designing Minecraft mods, and controlling robots and drones.
Tynker’s online courses are not only a productive use of screen time but an endless source for creativity, while giving kids the confidence to see a project through.
In addition to Minecraft, we have incredible partnerships with Barbie, Mattel, Lego, Hot Wheels, even NASA. And the kids love them!
Coding skills are an open-ended ticket to discover what’s possible and one day maybe even practical. And with the ability to code in their toolbelt, kids will have the skills for a wide range of jobs in the future.
At Tynker, our aim is to get kids excited about coding in an ever-expanding tech industry. Don’t let your kids get left behind! Join us in 2020 and see all the amazing things your kids can do with code.
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Tynker is coding for kids.