In an effort to keep my kids busy this summer but still let them enjoy some well-deserved screen time, I've been trying to find opportunities for them to learn while they play.
Enter Coding Camps and Classes- half day or day-long camps or classes where kids learn to write code, build website, program apps, design games and so much more!
I admit, coding is beyond me. I am just now, in my late 30s, learning to build a website using WordPress and to optimize articles for SEO purposes. The idea of being able to build, from scratch, one of the apps, gaming or otherwise, that I love so dearly on my phone, seems as foreign to me as the Russian language. But I realize that getting my girls going on coding now, in elementary school, will set them up for success in college and beyond.
Whether or not you are comfortable sending your kids for in-person instruction for Summer 2021, you have options! There are several online coding camps that come highly recommended, as well as in-person centers around the US that can accommodate kids in person from ages 5 and up.