Should kids learn real coding, or stick to 3rd party programs like Code Monkey or Scratch?


#21

And although I don’t consider this a good idea for actually learning code, something that might get them use to the idea of actually writing code is the "Swift’ game app thingy from apple.


#22

Thanks! This also helped =)


#23

It depends when they start. If they are 10, it may be better to just start with real code, but it’s always good to start with the basics.


#24

Yes. Well, possibly. Like you said I found it to be on readyness level where if you do Scratch good, then move on to JS or whatever.

Thanks for replying =)


#25

Your welcome @trevorhodges

Being able to code can be challanging when you don’t know what and how to do it. That could also be another factor to it.


#26

True. Sometimes coding being me a struggle, and I really don’t like it. But that is how they can learn problem solving skills.


#27

Ture, they can solving skills, but they still may get angry. I see your point, but also this is practically an endless discussion. There is no right or wrong answer persay.


#28

I guess it could be an endless discussion. But is it though? Sure they may angry, but like I said, they can try and problem solve. If really stuck, why not ask for help? It won’t hurt that much , would it?


#29

I think these are things a parent should decide for his own. Every kid would react different so there is no answer for those questions. Do whatever you think is best for the child.


#30

I see that. So parent makes the decisions instead of child? If so, child wouldn’t have that freedom :disappointed_relieved: