This course introduces your child to the magical world of coding through the best educational coding platform there is - Scratch. They will learn to think creatively, work collaboratively and build the foundations of algorithmic thinking (big speak for thinking logically). By the end of this course, we expect your child to have the confidence to design and build their own unique stories, games and animations.
Choose this course if your child is completely new to the world of computing, or has just started experimenting with Scratch, for e.g has done a term of coding in school or built a basic game on their own.
What you will learn
Learn fundamental concepts of Computer Programming and have fun with it
Learn to build cool games, stories and animations and share with the online community
Solve problems in a structured way, develop critical reasoning, logical thinking and gain creative confidence
Requirements & Setup
A laptop or desktop computer with an active internet connection
A microphone, speakers and camera for video calling
Well, as long as your child is at least 8 years old and curious, she/he will thoroughly enjoy learning Scratch.
Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. The MIT Scratch website has a lot of information and resources about Scratch. There's also a page for parents.
Scratch has been designed (at MIT) to teach kids how to code in a fun and interactive way. If your child is just about starting on his/her computing journey, or is a visual learner or if you are in doubt, Scratch is the perfect place to start. Once your child learns Scratch, a text based programming language such as Python is a natural (and great) next step.
We aim for 4 to 6 students per teacher to maximise both learning through collaboration with peers and personal attention from the teacher.
We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to call us at +44-75398-90926 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply "Contact Us" here.