When it comes to technology the children really are leaps and bounds ahead of most of us. My kiddos can figure out most technology through just intuition that for some reason seems to be just naturally ingrained. To keep up however with the changing technology requires them to learn the right language. With all the kids programs available to learn everything from Spanish to French it was destined for there to be a computer language course. KidCoder/TeenCoder offer basic and intermediate coding for kids in HTML, Java, C# and Visual Basic. As someone who uses Visual basic and HTML regularly in their chosen profession I can tell you honestly I wish I would have had this taught to me earlier in life.
Learning to write HTML and Visual basic is instrumental in my daily life and if I had learned younger I think ti would have been extremely beneficial. For this review, I wanted to make sure that the reviewer was the right person, so I got a consultant. My consultant is Wynter she is in 5th grade and is an avid online gamer, as well as an artist. That being said she is a kid who is definitely interested in coding. So she has been working through the program KidCoder Windows Programing and Gaming. Thus far, she is working through the first semester of lessons. A couple of the key things she likes about the program thus far is that it's easy to follow, she rarely needs to ask her dad for help. And she is actually being taught about the hardware as well as the software.
As the program progresses she will be able to utilize the skills she is learning to create online games and do Windows programming. These sorts of skills are super valuable in the job market, but also give her an outlet to her creativity.
Brian, Wynter's dad is very happy with the program, once she completes the program he plans on purchasing others for her to try. If you want to check it out for yourself or for your kid/teen head over to KidCoder/TeenCoder for details.
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