Hiya mamas. I wouldn’t say I consider our family a techie bunch. We’re more readers and history lovers. So when a friend of mine suggested that Annaliese and her daughter take kids coding classes this past month, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Since Annaliese was game (forgive the pun), I was too. Third-grade girls from Annaliese’s school and another school came together for four hours each Saturday for the “coding camp” and on the final day, they presented their games to a proud group of parents.
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STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — is a hot term right now. How awesome that our school is now prioritizing giving girls equal exposure to these areas. For centuries, they have been dominated by men.
Coding for Girls
For these third graders, coding means using an interface to design an interactive game. Annaliese devised a game with a horse that moved along a maze. Her game included milestones and a prize for the winner. In the midst of her presentation, her game stopped suddenly and the teacher pointed out that she needed to go back to her code to fix the glitch. All part of the learning.
Whenever an opportunity arises for your kids to get out of the house and learn, grab it, even if the activity in question is one they’ve never done before.
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