Teach Computational Thinking to Your Kids
With these activities, we lead you through how to instill the key mindsets for coding and computing to your children.
The Key Computational Thinking Mindsets
- Sequencing: Putting order to the things that need to happen
- Decomposition: Breaking Complex problems into discrete parts
- Algorithms: Crafting repeatable models of how to solve a problem
- Pattern-Spotting and -Making: Seeing Clearly how Things Relate and Repeat
- Loops: Programming Sequences to Repeat over and over
- Debugging: Finding the Breakdown Points to Remove
Computational Thinking Activities
- Work out together while learning about Loops, Conditional Statements, and Sequences
- Sequence a dance with your child, for a store you visit all the time
- A clean room through sequential, systematic thinking.
- Your child becomes the GPS -- and they need think computationally to give you the right instructions to get you to your destination.
- They are Delicious, Computational, Chemical Creations
- Get Computational While Doing Your Laundry.
- Cook Up Something Delicious (or Strange) with Step-by-Step Computations
- Explore Engineering while Designing Your Own Railroad