Code & Kids

Because English is not the only language they should learn

Created by Alberto Varela / @artberri

What is code?

CODE is the language we use to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer.

What is programming?

PROGRAMMING is to create a set of code to have the computer perform a certain task or to control the behavior of a machine.

Why should a kid learn it?

What's the difference?


They were born in a different world.

We should give them the oportunity to learn
how this new world works.


Improve their skills

  • Logic
  • Problem Solving
  • Math
  • Creativity
  • ...


Learn to Code, Code to Learn

“She learned how to divide complex problems into simpler parts, how to iteratively refine her designs, how to identify and fix bugs, how to share and collaborate with others, how to persevere in the face of challenges.”

Mitchel Resnick (Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab) about BlueSaturn


It could be really fun

  • Gamification
  • Developing games you
    can play (and your friends!)
  • ...


We are lucky, there is already a strong community pushing for this and a lot of wonderful, awesome, stupendous and brilliant resources.





Visual Programming Resources

Resources for tablets

Robotics Resources

Online Academies

More complete list

With a mentor/teacher


Who is willing to teach?

Do you know any children who would like to attend?


Whether you want to be a doctor or a rockstar, you should learn code ;)