Starting Kid Coding (Programming) for Primary School Children and Secondary School Students.

Basic programming has become an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike. And the benefits of picking up this skill, especially for kids, are huge: Learning how to build simple websites and games helps kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities. It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways.

There are number of coding skills children and teenagers can learn that will help to boost their thinking abilities and problem-solving skills. These coding skills include programming languages and script languages. In learning, it is convenience to start from known to unknown. Starting kids coding learning process is not really difficult when the appropriate method is applied. Here are some of the steps we take when we are handling children. We start with Scratch to HTML and then to Python. Let’s discuss these in details.

Scratch

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. The service is developed by the MIT Media Lab, has been translated into 70+ languages, and is used in most parts of the world. Scratch also has offiline also known as desktop edition that can also be used to learn and practice programming.

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HTML

Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications. With Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript, it forms a triad of cornerstone technologies for the World Wide Web. HTML files run across all platforms as long as there is a browser in that device.

Python

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.

These are kid-friendly programming and script languages that can sharpen their logical abilities. Akanne teaches these coding skills to children, these will prepare them to face the challenges of 21st century dominated by digital economy.