My Kid Can Code - Branding and Progress
Last month, in my post entitled A Programming Course For Kids, I wrote about how I started writing a computer programming course for young kids. Since then, I’ve made much progress on both the development and the branding for the course.
With regard to the branding, I’ve settled on the name My Kid Can Code: Computer Programming for Kids. The URL for the book is MyKidCanCode.com.
Currently, the site just has a mailing list registration form, but I am in the process of building a more elegant landing page where I will sell the book after its available. If you’re interested in keeping up with the progress on the book, please sign up for the mailing list and follow the Twitter account @MyKidCanCode.
I’ve also decided to offer an Early Access Program for people who want to purchase the book early. In a nutshell, the program will allow you to purchase the book at a discounted price and let you download early versions before I make the final release available. Join the mailing list to learn about the details when the program launches.
As for the actual progress of the book, I’ve written about 12 lessons and programming exercises, with a target of over 20 lessons. I’m currently working on games and exercises to teach kids about concepts such as equality, greater than, less than, and understanding variables. The exciting thing that I’m learning as I’m building these lessons (and using my own 5 year old as a guinea pig) is that after going through this course, children will have a significant leg up in future math classes. The course covers several topics that will help children understand fundamentals in Geometry and Algebra before they’re even 10 years old.