Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Basic Coding Computer Skills With Creative Activities
Computer Coding Skills for Children
Parents who are homeschooling their children will want to add this book to their library. Computer coding skills are sometimes taught in schools, and homeschooled children have an opportunity to learn these skills with this beautifully illustrated book Code This from National Geographic Kids Books.
The basic coding concepts for computers are a major part of the book. Figuring out how to get things done is one part of the book. Explaining how to do something is the second part of the book. Computer programming is a skill for the future that children can begin to learn now. Computer science is an art with a variety of tools. Code This includes information about all the tools that are needed in computer science. The introduction to coding begins with learning to think logically. the question of why do computers need code is also addressed in the introduction.
Now for the fun aspects of the book: Code This includes amazing puzzles and games to challenget children to use coding skills learned from the book. Problem-solving is a skill that our children must have and Code This includes a variety of creative activities that will engage children with problem solving.
Vocabulary is very important in computer science. Code This includes a comprehensive glossary of the basic vocabulary of computer science. Start with the word "algorithm" and end with the word "user" to broaden your child's computer savvy vocabulary.
Coding concepts include the concepts of optimization, cryptology, directions, and constraints. Creative activities that demonstrate these concepts are descriptive and beautifully illustrated with photos that are the notable aspects of National Geographic books. Each chapter with a concept has a question for students to think about after learning the concept. These questions encourage critical thinking which is necessary for children to develop.
AI (artificial intelligence) is becoming a major part of our world in today's society. Code This addresses the use of AI and includes a few amazing photos of AI computers.
Two of my favorite activities for learning from Code This include cooking and creating a science product. I often used cooking and mixing ingredients in my classroom activities when I was in the classrooom. How about mixing ingredients to make "Optimized Slime"? There is also a tasty recipe for a smoothie.
Code This is recommended for ages 7-teens, but parents will definitely be introduced to the world of coding when they participate with their children.
Code This has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3443-6.
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A Wealth of Computer Coding Skills Along With Critical Thinking
Home schooled children will be engaged with a wealth of learning activities while learning coding and creative thinking with Code This.
Parents who are participating in their children's studies can guide your student's choices of activities from Code This. Older students can work at their own pace. Older students also have the opportunity to help younger siblings with learning basic coding skills with all of the choices of creative games. Younger students will enjoy helping "Frogbot" cross the stream and use the computer skill of block commands that is just one of the coding skills to be learned from this engaging book from National Geographic Kids. How about helping Cody explore a cave by learning the skill of optimization that is another skill needed to learn computer coding?
Coders sometimes encounter things that don't work and Code This includes a chapter to learn the skill of "debugging". A "bug" is a mistake in coding and students may have heard about all kinds of "computer bugs" or viruses. The chapter on "debugging" code mistakes adds to students' knowledge on encountering a code mistake. Frogbot is also a part of this activity.
Students also learn to write codes and algorithms with creative activites from Code This. The book also includes a list of other sites that students can visit to practice coding.
Code This is an important and fun book to add to your child's library. National Geographic Kids has covered all of the bases for children to learn coding and critical thinking. Parents who homeschool will be delighted with this book.
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