What are the best resources for teaching kids how to code?

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    #1Black Girls CODE

    Black Girls CODE

    The organization introduces young girls from minority groups to program and learn programming languages. They equip African-American youth with the skills to join the job openings in the field of computing through various classes and programs.

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    Free

    Megan West
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Sent the kids from my high school class to one of their events once and now they're off to college to get a degree in Computer Science. being a teacher is such a gift. The kids deserve the world. God bless the founder of BGC.. 🙌"
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    #2Robot Turtles

    Robot Turtles

    Robot Turtles is a Kickstarter-funded board game and eBook that teaches programming in a similar fashion to the Logo Programming language's turtle graphics. It is suitable for children from ages four and up. Parents and kids may play the game.

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    Rachel Webb
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "Gave my niece one for christmas and she loves it completely! We play it every family reunion, but mostly during thanksgiving. I love how the creators crafted a game dedicated to teaching kids to code at such a young age. We need more people in the field! #StemGirls 💞"
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    #3LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

    The robot is designed to be educational about the field of engineering. Users can connect smart devices and download the programmer app that comes with the set to control the robot. The Lego Mindstorms EV3 stands 16 inches tall.

    Electronics

    $349.99

    Arnav Tata
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "My kid was practically begging for one, but for the longest time, I couldn't really afford with the mortgage and all. But I found some way to earn that extra money for my kid and he was just so thrilled to receive this. Definitely worth just to see the smile on his face 😻"
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    #4Bitsbox

    Bitsbox

    Each kit contains new app creation projects designed for kids. Themes of the projects vary every month but they range from robots, pranks, animals, etc. The kit is designed for kids who are inclined to the general act of creating.

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    Jeremy Fox
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "As a part-time tutor, I teach computer coding for kids in my spare time while I attend uni. This makes every meeting exciting for my students plus they get so occupied that I actually get extra time to work on my own school stuff 😝"
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    #5Kano Computer Kit

    Kano Computer Kit

    The kit is suitable for children with or without technical knowledge from ages 6 and above. Computers can be built by this kit as it comes with materials and a step-by-step book. Children may create art, music, and games too.

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    Ding Yu
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I've loved learning kits like this since I was younger and now as a growing teen I just thought that this kit is still definitely up my alley! It was so nostalgic building this kit and I wish I had this around back then! 😤🔥"
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    #6Hello Ruby: Adventures in coding

    Hello Ruby: Adventures in coding

    Written by Linda Liukas, Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding is about a girl ready who has a knack for puzzles and equipped with imagination. Its themes are centered on the fundamentals of computational thinking. This book contains activities.

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    Tammy Wheeler
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "My niece loves transformers and bumblebee way too much! So I think a science-related book would ignite her passion for robots and tech in general even further. My auntie instincts were right. She loved the story and the activities, too. ☺Going to introduce her to coding games for kids soon!"
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    #7Code Club

    Code Club

    Code Club is apart of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The organization aims to provide children the skills and power of programming. They promote their ideals though play and encouraging children to work and learn together.

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    Free

    Anika Rathore
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "They have serve kids from over 130 countries and I'm so thankful because my kid practically said good bye to the online resources about coding for kids for free! However, he still likes other online programs like hour of code tho 🤓"
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    #8code.org

    code.org

    Code.org is a non-profit organization that has been providing games to teach kids to code since 2013. The activities they provide are anchored in making computer science and participation of women and children in the field more accessible.

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    Free

    Zheng Hao
    Written on May 1, 2019
    "I was always worried about the social skills of my son because he doesn't seem to do the usual activities kids do to mingle... Turns out I just had to nudge him a little towards the right crowd! 🐣 Thanks, code.org! "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for teaching kids how to code
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Black Girls CODEOther 16 Free
2Robot TurtlesOther 12 Paid
3LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3Electronics 9 Paid
4BitsboxOther 3 Paid
5Kano Computer KitElectronics 3 Paid
6Hello Ruby: Adventures in codingBooks 3 Paid
7Code ClubOther 1 Free
8code.orgOther 1 Free
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