Real Programming 4 Kids Logo

Category: Programming

The Many Social Benefits of Weekly Coding Classes

Published on February 22, 2024
In the public imagination, computer coding is not exactly associated with being a social butterfly. Hollywood movies have shaped and warped perceptions about programmers and how they interact with other people. From classic, much-beloved shows like The Simpsons and The IT Crowd, computer programmers were not depicted as having a thriving social life. Thankfully, in […]
Read more

How Parents Can Create a Coding-Friendly Environment at Home

Published on February 8, 2024
Parents want their children to have fun learning new, vital skills, and that’s why many sign up their kids for online coding classes. Learning how to program is a foundational skill in our digital world and tech-heavy economy. But aside from enrolling their kids in classes, how can parents help create a coding-friendly environment at […]
Read more

Exploring How Coding Concepts Can Be Applied to Real-Life Situations

Published on January 29, 2024
Sometimes, when we learn a new subject, what we absorb gets applied down the road in surprising ways. You never know how a math lesson may assert itself later in contexts that have nothing to do with crunching numbers. For example, kids learn problem-solving when they do math, but thinking on their feet can help […]
Read more

Front-end vs Back-end Development: Understanding the Differences

Published on August 2, 2023
To non-programmers, it may seem like there is one single thing called “coding” that people do to power their favourite apps, websites, and video games. When you start to look a little closer, major differences appear. The digital world relies on front- and back-end development, but there are some coding terms you should know, as […]
Read more

The Many Different Career Paths in IT

Published on April 10, 2023
Parents enroll their children in online coding classes for different reasons, but probably the two most popular are that they’re fun and prepare kids for their eventual entry into the workforce. RP4K puts video games at the centre of what we teach and uses gamification dynamics in class to ensure the sessions are engaging and […]
Read more

5 Popular Programming Languages in IT Right Now

Published on March 8, 2023
To non-coders, it may seem like there is one thing called “computer programming” or “coding” that is merely one skill. In reality, there are multiple coding languages, each one with its own rules and syntax. Some coding languages are more useful for certain applications than others. Knowing one doesn’t guarantee you can write code for […]
Read more

Best Coding Tools for High School Students

Published on October 4, 2022
It’s fitting that computer coders, renowned for their lateral thinking, use computers to make their lives easier. Programmers use coding tools to help them debug, test, and create software. Chefs, for example, use kitchen hacks learned over years of experience, like how to push a chef’s knife against garlic to coax it out of its […]
Read more

Coding & Problem Solving

Published on April 8, 2022
People are free to see or interpret computer coding in very different ways. Just like a language such as English can be wielded very differently depending on who is writing or speaking it, coding bears the signature of whoever is at the keyboard. Just like mathematicians can take different routes to arrive at the same […]
Read more

Your Brain on Computer Programming

Published on March 17, 2022
The human brain is a fascinating thing. The number of synaptic connections firing per second at any one time is impressive and learning how to code computers involves lots of focus and concentration. A child’s brain develops gradually over the years, and what they do along the way can help or harm this process. Knowing […]
Read more

Teach Your Kids How to Code this New Year

Published on January 13, 2020
Human history of making New Year’s resolutions dates as far back as 4000 years ago by the ancient Babylonians where they made promises to the gods to repay their debts. The ancient Romans were the ones who began to look to the past and make promises to the god Janus that they would do better. […]
Read more
1 2 3
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram