This National Coding Week, Learning Resources® has teamed up with BAFTA Award-winning EduTuber and TV presenter, Maddie Moate to highlight the benefits of learning the fundamentals of coding through play, with Botley® 2.0 the Coding Robot.
Whether you’re searching the internet, waiting for a train, or paying for groceries, coding makes modern life happen. Code is the language that lets humans tell computers and machines what to do, and as life becomes more tech-driven, humans are creating more code every year.
Did you know that the system used by the Apollo Program to launch astronauts into space in the 1960s and 70s ran on about 145,000 lines of code while it’s been reported that Google runs on over 2 billion!
“Coding is one of the most widely used ‘languages’ on the planet – powering computers, robots, and software across the globe. It’s easy to be daunted by the prospect of coding if it’s not something you’re familiar with. But even learning the basics of coding – which children can start to learn from as young as four – can help to boost children’s skills and ability across the entire learning journey,” says Maddie.
“The computing curriculum in schools ensures most school-age children experience some form of coding education in the classroom. There’s no reason for parents to be fearful of coding, even if they don’t have first-hand experience of it themselves. I’ve teamed up with Learning Resources to outline the benefits of learning to code and to share tips on how parents can incorporate some fun coding activities at home.”
Discover the FUNdamentals of coding with Maddie Moate:
National Coding Week starts on 14 September and Learning Resources has lined up lots of fun activities to get kids excited about coding. Check this out:
- Follow @maddiemoate on Instagram and watch her videos from 14 September with Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot to see more about how Botley 2.0 helps children learn coding through fun, hands-on play.
- Check out Maddie’s YouTube Channel where Maddie and her ’Let’s Go Live’ presenter Greg visited The Centre for Computing History to learn more about coding.
- Visit LearningResources.co.uk where you’ll find lots of free activity sheets and helpful tips to help children get going and growing with coding.
- Follow Learning Resources on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and look out for your chance to win a Botley 2.0.
Read more on the benefits of coding for kids! Visit our blog on 5 ways young kids benefit from learning to code.