Five Reasons Why My Daughters Will Learn to Code

A mother explains why she’s happy her daughters are learning to code with Scratch

The Scratch Team
Dec 7, 2016 · 10 min read
We are blessed with four children in a “yours, mine, and ours” blended family.

Coding brings confidence.

Younger sister Sophia (left) is Grace’s (right) biggest supporter.
Grace created a game about a flying taco on its quest not to be eaten.

Coding is a language.

Coding is pervasive in our society.

Female programmers challenge social norms.

Grace (left) and Sophia (right) show their cousin Coco some cool projects on Scratch.

Coding is a useful skill that also imparts important life lessons.

In an attempt to keep my daughters informed and educated, they were also given what they needed most: self-worth.

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Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

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Scratch is a programming language and the world’s largest online community for kids. It is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

The Scratch Team Blog

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.