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Category: Computer Programming for Kids

Byte-sized Brilliance: How RP4K is Crafting Future Innovators

Published on April 15, 2024
STEM subjects are so popular now and have been for years because parents understand that we live in a digital world. Computers control everything around us and knowing how they work gives people a sense of control. We’re all dazzled by the technology we use every day, but there’s also a feeling that it cuts […]
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Unlock Your Child's Potential: Dive into Our 18-Week Online Coding Experience

Published on March 28, 2024
Parents everywhere want their kids to enjoy their childhood, first and foremost, in ways that also prepare them for the digital future. After all, nobody can say with certainty what apps, video games, or devices will look like in a decade or two from now. But they’ll be written in code. With all the schools […]
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Code Champions: Empowering Kids in Our Online Coding Program

Published on March 15, 2024
Parents enroll their children in after-school programs for two main reasons. They want them to learn something important that they’ll use later, in life or their careers. But more than that, they want them to have fun and enjoy their childhoods. In over twenty years of teaching kids to code, RP4K has found that these […]
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Milestones and Metrics: How to Measure Coding Progress for Kids

Published on December 21, 2023
For parents, measuring their children’s progress in coding lessons may be trickier than it seems at first. What is the metric for success? The answer is perhaps philosophical. A subject involving STEM skills often uses numbers or statistics, but not everything can be quantified so neatly. Let’s look closer at the considerations parents should take […]
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Burnout Prevention for Young Coders: Techniques to Stay Calm and Focused While Learning to Code

Published on December 6, 2023
Even the richest, most rewarding concepts can get tiring or tedious if you study them the wrong way or without ever taking a break. Some people think that diving headlong into a subject is necessarily the best way to absorb the material, but that’s not true! Plunging yourself too deeply can backfire by causing boredom […]
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5 Simple Coding Projects for Kids to Tackle During the School Year

Published on November 9, 2023
If you have a son or daughter who’s started to show a keen interest in coding, you’re right to nurture their curiosity. Computer programming is an excellent way to foster key problem-solving and critical thinking skills while cultivating creativity — to name just a few benefits! Fortunately, there are plenty of simple coding projects that […]
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Tips for Balancing Academics and Coding Simultaneously

Published on September 27, 2023
It isn’t easy serving two masters! People with multiple passions often struggle to find enough time to devote to both. Kids who are hungry to learn computer programming need ample time to study, experiment, and play with the code. Coding is a discipline as open-ended as your skills and imagination. Once you grasp the fundamentals, […]
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Inspiring Others: How Students Can Be Coding Advocates at School

Published on September 11, 2023
Kids and parents tend to have different reasons for learning how to code. For parents, they usually want their children to have a fun, productive extracurricular activity to do after school. Something that puts a smile on their face but also teaches them STEM skills and gives them the tools employers will look for one […]
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How to Keep Kids Motivated for Coding as School Resumes

Published on August 17, 2023
As another summertime wraps up and September approaches, parents everywhere switch gears. The summer months sped by, and somehow, it’s already time for Back to School. Parents wonder where the time went, and kids are no different. Ask the average child if they’d rather play games in summer or be stuck in a classroom learning, […]
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RP4K Teacher Profiles: Quinlan Sokol

Published on July 12, 2023
We have a special entry this month in our ongoing teacher profile series. Today, we’re looking at the creator of our Advanced Math and Physics for Coders course, Quinlan Sokol. RP4K is proud to teach kids how to write computer code in industry-standard languages. We prioritize kids having fun above all but do emphasize foundational […]
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