Recently, there has been an ongoing campaign to teach children how to code. In fact, England recently started including computer programming the national curriculum for primary and secondary schools.
As software developers ourselves, we can’t be happier about this trend. Learning to code is critical in today’s world, where everything is moved forward by computers. It’s useful no matter what your kids want to do in the future as it equips them with creativity and problem-solving skills.
If your family is not aboard the coding train yet, there are many resources out there to help you get started. A couple of years back we reviewed Move the Turtle, an excellent app for grade school-aged kids to learn to code using the Logo programming language. A more recent app is The Foos: Code for an Hour by developer codeSpark.
It was created to support Hour of Code, a global initiative by CSEdWeek and Code.org to introduce computer programming to 100 million students worldwide. Fully visual, the app makes it simple for anyone to learn programming logic.