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Catalogue no: DESONL179


Category: STEM, Early Learning, Primary Learning

Busy Code introduces very young children (6-11) to coding and teaches them the fundamentals of how to create, run and debug simple programs. They can have lots of fun making Busy Things' Beard Man walk and dance in Code Disco, plus solve puzzles in Beard Man's Adventures!

There are five areas in Busy Code - each progressing in difficulty. Within each area are three activity types - tutorials, challenges and projects.

Tutorials – simple and fun - introducing new programming concepts step by step.
Challenges – children are given problems to solve using the concepts that have been introduced in the tutorials.
Projects – open-ended tasks that let children experiment with the concepts they have learnt. Allowing them to be creative and see how the changes they make can alter the program.

Busy Code has been designed as a lead into Scratch – the widely used programming platform for older children going into secondary school and beyond.

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BusyCode Review by Sarah
Describe this resource in one sentence: How to make things move with steps via coding.

A feature I like most is: Instructions are very clear for a young child to use it for the first time

You would use this if: it was around when l was young – as l like to see how things work with coding.

It is useful for libraries because: this is one way of the future – everything is computer/electronically based.
(Posted on 27/09/2018)