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Category: Computer Programming for Kids

New Year, New Skills: New Skills Kids Can Build with Coding

Published on January 5, 2022
Many parents enroll their children into coding classes for the most obvious reason possible: they want their children to learn how to code computer programs. This makes sense in a world where people are glued to smartphones and other screens! But learning to code also teaches kids a range of other skills they can apply […]
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Coding Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Coding Gifts for Kids

Published on December 14, 2021
Learning to code is a gift that keeps giving because you can use these skills to keep spinning out new programs, websites, apps, and video games. However, your child is probably unwilling to accept this argument in place of an actual Christmas gift! Let’s take a look at some great gift ideas that kids who […]
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Coding Activities to Keep Your Kids Learning

Published on December 6, 2021
For many young computer enthusiasts, coding is more like a way of life than just a hobby. Other children take a bit longer to come around to coding. Whether your child is dying to weave coding into their daily life, or they could use a gentle STEM skills push, the holidays are an excellent opportunity […]
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Learning How to Code Can Keep Kids Safer Online

Published on November 3, 2021
Kids who grow up today live in a technologically advanced world where countless aspects of everyday life take place within a digital format. The internet is not just a place where kids communicate with friends or like-minded people — it’s also where they play and learn. Introducing young children to core computer concepts like how […]
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Learning STEM Skills Translates to Other Core Subjects

Published on October 21, 2021
Sometimes people talk about STEM skills as if thinking like an engineer translates directly to a few math-related subjects. Learning doesn’t have such strict borders, and knowledge in one type of domain always leaks into other fields. It’s understandable that parents want their kids to learn STEM subjects, so they’re ready to work with computers […]
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Halloween Costumes for Kids Who Love to Code

Published on October 14, 2021
Between the costumes and the candy, every kid loves Halloween! For kids who love to code, it’s natural to want to combine their passions and dress up as some of their favourite characters from video games, TV, and STEM books. If you’re looking for a few costume ideas, please read on for some inspiration. 1. […]
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How Your Kids Can Benefit from After School Classes

Published on September 10, 2019
When school wraps up at 3 p.m., it can feel like there’s a lot of time left in the day. There’s homework to be done, but for many kids, the hours stretch out and it’s easy for them to slip away. The school day doesn’t have to end at 3, and researchers in childhood development […]
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Want to Teach Your Child A New Language? Think About A Programming Language!

Published on February 12, 2019
Ask virtually any educator, and they will tell you that the best time for a person to learn a second (or third) language is when they are a child.  Children's brains are "wired" for language acquisition, an ability that -for most- will slowly fade as they age.  So, naturally, many parents look into language classes […]
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4 Ways to Get Girls Interested in Computer Programming for Kids

Published on January 30, 2019
It's no secret that computer science, and STEM fields in general, currently employ far more men than women.  This is a problem, not just in a social sense, but from the standpoint of long-term job outlooks.  Computer science is going to be one of the most important job fields of the 21st Century, and we should be […]
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Four Reasons to Teach Computer Programming for Kids in Ottawa

Published on December 30, 2018
There is no shortage of hobbies and skills you might encourage your child to take up - have you considered computer programming? Few activities could be more all-around beneficial to a child's development than learning computer programming for kids in Ottawa.  Programming can bring big boosts to their cognitive development, as well as teaching a […]
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