An introduction to coding for children. It shows kids how to build a range of amazing projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. It also includes activities such as creating a virtual firework display, simulated snowflakes, and mind-bending optical illusions that teach essential coding skills.
Coding for kids is easy with this colourful illustrated guide by best-selling education author Carol Vorderman.
Based on the programming language Scratch, the book is divided into a range of creative projects - from interactive birthday cards to music and games - and each one is illustrated with simple, step-by-step instructions that walk beginners through the basics of computer coding.
Activities such as creating a virtual firework display, simulated snowflakes, fractal art and mind-bending optical illusions not only teach essential coding skills, but enable kids to have fun as they learn. Projects can be personalised and adapted to encourage creativity, and can even be shared with friends, providing a simple and fun way for kids to learn coding.
Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has worked with them to build the bestselling Made Easy Series which includes Maths, English and Science.
1: What is coding? 2: Creative computers 3: Programming Languages 4: How Scratch Works 5: Getting Scratch 6: The Scratch Interface 7: Types of Project 2: Getting Started 1: Cat Art 2: Dino Dance Party 3: Animal Race 4: Ask Gobo 5: Funny Faces 3: Art 1: Birthday Card 2: Spiralizer 3: Fantastic Flowers 4: Games 1: Tunnel of Doom 2: Window Cleaner 5: Simulations 1: Virtual Snow 2: Firework Snow 3: Fractal Trees 4: Snowflake Simulator 6: Music and Sound 1: Sprites and Sounds 2: Drumtastic 7: Mindbenders 1: The Magic Spot 2: Spiral-o-tron 8: What Next? 1: Next steps 2: Glossary 3: Index 4: Acknowledgements
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