Introduction: What Is Coding and Why Is It Good for Your Kids?

Computer programming, or coding, is a crucial skill every child should be learning. We use computers to solve problems, play games, help us work more effectively, perform repetitive tasks, store and recall information, create something new, and connect with our friends and the world. Understanding how to code puts all this power at our fingertips.

Everyone can learn to code; it’s just like solving a puzzle or a riddle. You apply logic, try a solution, experiment a little more, and then solve the problem. The time to start learning to code is now! We are at an unprecedented time in history: never before could billions of people connect with one another every day like we do now with computers. ...

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