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The Hype and Reality of Teaching Kids to Code

Does the “teach your kid to code” movement live up to its claims?

As a science nerd, coder, and tech writer, I knew one part of parenting was going to be a lot of fun. At some point — after my kids were able to dress themselves but before they were too cool to be seen with me in the shopping mall — I’d pull them aside and school them in the arcane art of computer coding.

After all, creating something new is always fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working with paper and glue or…

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Matthew MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald

Teacher, coder, long-ago Microsoft MVP. Author of heavy books. Join Young Coder for a creative take on science and technology. Queries: matthew@prosetech.com