Tamia Thinks More Kids Should Code
Six-year-old Tamia is from the East Bay, California. Her favorite pastimes include making projects, drawing, cutting and gluing, and making slime with her cousins. We chatted with her to find out what she thinks about coding!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a programmer like my dad because I would get more money, and sometimes I could work with my daddy.
How did you get introduced to Tynker? I did tutorial programming and found it at the MakerFaire.
What’s your favorite feature in Tynker? I like that you can make new blocks with functions in Tynker.
Why do you like to code? Because you can make stuff and make projects. You can think of your own projects and you can make them, and have more fun when you add projects.
Do you think other kids should try coding? Yes, because some of my friends don’t really know much and they might be interested. If they like it, maybe they can learn more. Some kids start coding early – I want kids to be good from 1st grade.
What is your favorite thing you’ve made? Piñata Punch.
What are you planning to make next? I am working on some of the tutorials. I want to be able to make a storybook that you can read and then play games with.
What advice would you give for kids starting out with Tynker? They should learn about the blocks and know which blocks there are.
Tamia’s dad Michael told us that it’s been fun for him to see Tamia learning to code. He believes “learning to code has been good for her because it’s a different kind of exercise.” The more she’s been practicing, the easier coding and creating games has become.
We’re thrilled to hear that Tamia is doing well with Tynker! Thanks for your support, Michael, and thanks to both of you for speaking with us. We can’t wait to see your storybook project, Tamia!
Make sure you check out another one of Tamia’s fun projects, Mathmagic!