Basic programming has become an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike, and the marketplace is full of coding programs for kids. The benefits of picking up this skill, especially for kids, are huge: Learning how to build simple websites and games helps kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities. It also allows them to express ideas and creativity in unique ways.
There are several FREE and low-cost programs that teach children how to code. We’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite coding programs for kids below.
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Free Coding Programs for Kids
Students celebrate completing their coding challenges. Photo courtesy of Code.org.
This nonprofit foundation’s website is an excellent starting point for coding novices. It shares plenty of useful online resources,