Excellent Books to Aid Coding Instructions for Children.

Coding is quickly becoming the most important form of literacy in the twenty-first century. Computer science and programming are increasingly being taught in elementary schools. As the popular saying goes, learning to code is similar to learning a new language in that both should be done as soon as possible.

When children learn to code, they often learn a variety of other ‘accidental’ abilities. Aside from studying the basics of the digital world, children get a variety of important abilities, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, strategic thinking, logical reasoning, creative thinking, design thinking, systems thinking, and so on.

More crucially, coding skills are intertwined with psychosocial abilities. To put it another way, as children try to debug codes, they find themselves assisting one another, learning from one another, and strengthening their interpersonal relationships. As a result, kids improve their social-emotional learning and feel more resilient, determined, perseverant, collaborative, teamwork, and motivated. Yes, coding fosters a variety of soft and social skills necessary for success in a knowledge-based economy.

As a teacher, I realize the pedagogical value of teaching children to code, and I believe that every child should be taught the principles of coding at a young age, if at all possible.

To that end, and to assist my fellow educators and teachers in making the most of coding in their classrooms,

1- Coding for Kids: Scratch

Coding for Kids: Scratch teaches you all you need to know about creating 10 wonderful games for you and your friends, from sprites and code blocks to scripts and scorekeeping. With step-by-step instructions and straightforward guidelines that keep things easy even as the games you’re building get more difficult, you’ll gain confidence.

2- Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

This book is a simple, visual and technically useful paradigm for teaching children the fundamentals of programming using the Scratch and Python coding languages. Build-along projects and games are used to introduce fundamental coding concepts such as scripts, variables, and strings.

3- Learn to Program with Scratch

Author Majed Marji utilizes Scratch as a programming language to demonstrate the fundamentals needed to solve current challenges in coding in “Learn to Program with Scratch”. Each logical step in a script is clearly shown in the named, color-coded blocks, and you can test any element of your script with a single click.

4- Python for Kids

’’This book breathes new life into Python and introduces you as the user (and your parents) to the world of coding.’ Jason R. Briggs, the ever-patient, takes you through the fundamentals while you try testing with unusual sample programs including voracious monsters, secret agents, and more. New words are defined, color is added to the code, dissected, and elaborated, and full-color pictures the atmosphere lighthearted.’

5- How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons

‘This book takes the way from jotting down straightforward coding instructions using Scratch software to acquiring the programming capabilities needed to make your digital game and even create your website. Young readers may become well-versed with programming and expand on their knowledge as they proceed by breaking this intimidating subject down into the 10 “super skills” required.’

6- Learn to Program with Minecraft

Start with basic Python lessons, and then apply your newfound knowledge to alter with Minecraft to achieve immediate and utterly spectacular outcomes.” Learn to develop minigames, clone buildings, and change dull blocks into gold in Minecraft

7- DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch 

This extremely graphic book is a delightful introduction to Scratch, a free computer programming language that will succeed in taking students from playing games to actually making them.’

8- The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book

The above-mentioned book has revolutionized robotics by allowing anyone to create genuine, operational robots.’ It is the entire set of guidance you need to have in possession as an amateur with the latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, which is mightier than ever.

9- Hopscotch Challenges

This book has lots of tasks for kids to complete via the Hopscotch iPad application, which is available for free. This eBook is a self-published work and does not represent the Hopscotch development team’s approved curriculum material.

10- 3D Game Programming for Kids

With interactive examples, this book will enlighten you on how to create your computer games.’ You’ll be able to learn coding with nothing else but a browser, and you’ll be able to see wonderful, 3-dimensional results while you type. You’ll study current coding capabilities in an existing programming language: JavaScript, the web’s programming language. As you create dynamic worlds and exciting games, you’ll be astounded at what you can do.

11- Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding

Meet Ruby, a small girl with big dreams and a strong desire to solve problems of any kind. Kids will be taken through an introduction to the fundamentals of analytical thinking, such as how to dismantle big challenges into small ones, come up with chronological plans, search patterns, and finally think outside the box via storytelling, as Ruby explores her world interacting and making new friends, like the Wise Snow Leopard, Friendly Foxes, and Messy Robots.

12- Programming: Computer Programming for Beginners

THIS is a book that will teach you how to use three basic programming languages to deliver specific instructions to your computer.

13- Super Scratch Programming Adventure!

Kids learn coding concepts while creating their playable video games in Super Scratch Programming Adventure! They’ll make arcade-inspired projects that can be coded (and played!) in one afternoon. Kids will be making their games in no time thanks to patience, chronological explanations of the program and entertaining programming setbacks.

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