We received a sample.
Something that isn’t taught in schools anymore is logic. I remember having critical thinking and logic in third grade and I think it’s important for kids to learn logic. Logic is the basics of coding. So I’ve been looking for a way to teach this to my children. I found Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook.
Get kids building their own computer games in no time with DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook. Computer coding is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill and many schools have incorporated it into their curriculum, beginning as early as kindergarten to ensure students understand the languages and uses of computer coding. This workbook is full of fun exercises and step-by-step guidance, making it the perfect introductory practice book to build vital skills in one of the fastest growing industries.
Designed to support the Common Core State Standards, the DK Workbook series is developed with leading educational experts to build confidence and understanding. Each leveled workbook, for children ages 3 through 9, is packed with activities and challenges, offering the beneficial repetition and cumulative learning that lead to mastery. Children will learn about the history of programming, what coding is, arcade game design, and game development. Fact boxes on each page give a simple overview of the topics being covered, helping children get their bearings, review the basics, and often see an example of the task at hand.
I looked through this book and although I haven’t gotten my kids to look into it yet I’m pretty impressed. I think that my kids age 8 and 9 would both be able to follow it. My son has recently said he wants to work at Microsoft like his dad and be a gaming programmer. I think it’s time he started learning how to code so we’re going to dig this book back out and have him work on it this summer when school is out.