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Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 11:45pm On Jul 13, 2016
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by GETCASH89(m): 11:54pm On Jul 13, 2016
Consult programmers one on one. they will advise you best
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Anmich: 12:50am On Jul 14, 2016
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.

Swift playgrounds for IOS or a programming language book.

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by basbone: 5:35am On Jul 14, 2016
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.

if he is only 5 and you think he's a genius, teach him C and Linux Kernel Programming......



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But on a more serious note, teach him python (pygame) or QBasic.

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Nobody: 8:01am On Jul 14, 2016
basbone:


if he is only 5 and you think he's a genius, teach him C and Linux Kernel Programming......
But on a more serious note, teach him python (pygame) or QBasic.

I doubt if she's a programmer...
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Nobody: 8:28am On Jul 14, 2016
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.

You can bring him to Rastvorlabs , watch him become the great man he wants to be.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 8:28am On Jul 14, 2016
Anmich:


Swift playgrounds for IOS or a programming language book.

Anymore on Android? I don't have an ipad.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 8:35am On Jul 14, 2016
basbone:


if he is only 5 and you think he's a genius, teach him C and Linux Kernel Programming......
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But on a more serious note, teach him python (pygame) or QBasic.

It's not about being a genius it's about catching them early. He seems more inclined towards that and I want to build on the interest.

I don't know how others started. Trying to do my own bit.

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 8:38am On Jul 14, 2016
DanielTheGeek:


I doubt if she's a programmer...

I know zilch about it.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by teampregar(m): 8:49am On Jul 14, 2016
Thanks for noticing what your child is good at and giving him an opportunity(most naija parents wont do this)..
Facebook launched a website to teach children in africa coding in an easy way , but i have forgotten the website, if u can find that website and register him in that program it will be good(as he might be given scholarship).
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by cyrielo(m): 10:05am On Jul 14, 2016
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.
Can you bring your child to cchub summer of code
The Summer of Code is a 4 week fun, interactive programme to introduce children aged 5-18 years to computer programming. Through the Summer of Code children learn to design games and animations using Scratch, design websites using HTML and CSS as well as get introduced to programming computer apps and electronics.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 11:31am On Jul 14, 2016
cyrielo:

Can you bring your child to cchub summer of code
The Summer of Code is a 4 week fun, interactive programme to introduce children aged 5-18 years to computer programming. Through the Summer of Code children learn to design games and animations using Scratch, design websites using HTML and CSS as well as get introduced to programming computer apps and electronics.

Sounds really interesting. Where are you guys located?
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 11:33am On Jul 14, 2016
teampregar:
Thanks for noticing what your child is good at and giving him an opportunity(most naija parents wont do this)..
Facebook launched a website to teach children in africa coding in an easy way , but i have forgotten the website, if u can find that website and register him in that program it will be good(as he might be given scholarship).

Thanks. Will search for it.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by nikkygal(f): 11:55am On Jul 14, 2016
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.

Nice one.....Good job mama smiley

Infact, seems like a lot of parents are now looking at getting their kids acquire deeper IT & tech. skills. I've heard at least nothing less than 10 of my friends & colleagues talk about enrolling their kids into some programming or coding class this summer.... Catch them young!!! There are a couple of such programs around and I know there's one going on somewhere in Lekki & another around Mega plaza....I saw the flyers sometime just can't remember now...pele!

I think you can also use google to help you locate such trainings close to you. We have to encourage & stir these kids interests from young. The world is moving at a very fast pace these days, and we can't allow for our kids to be left behind regardless of being in Africa.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by cyrielo(m): 12:01pm On Jul 14, 2016
blank:


Sounds really interesting. Where are you guys located?

I don't know where you currently reside tho.

Do check out the website for more info

http://cchubnigeria.com/mxlab/the-summer-of-code-coming-to-a-city-near-you/
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by LawalUMS: 1:20pm On Jul 14, 2016
The following programm should help your kid. For more info google Brainiacs


BRAINIACS SUMMER CAMP 2016: STEM CAMP
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Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM (WAT)

Brainiacs C-Hub, 21B Idowu Martins Street, Mother Care Center, opposite Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos.


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In our quest to equip young learners with the necessary creative, innovative and problem solving skills to stay ahead of their peers, we have organized a maiden edition of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Summer Camp. The Summer Camp is a program for Beginners (5-10years) and Intermediate (11-16years).

The program will focus on the following key STEM areas:

Computer Programming/Coding
Robotics
Game Development/Modding
3D Printing
2/3D Animation
Circuit Design
We equip learners with the 21st century skills; critical/creative thinking, analytical reasoning, collaboration and communication they need to develop in order to succeed the information age.

Our teaching method is centered on dynamic classroom approach where students actively explore real- world problems and challenges in areas of STEM. We ensure team work and collaboration to promote a sense of responsibility among learners.

Location: Brainiacs Creativity Hub, 21B Idowu Martins Street, Mother Care Center, opposite Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Camp will be in divided into two batches:

First batch: July 18th, 2016 - August 5th, 2016.
Second batch: August 8th, 2016 - August 26th, 2016.
Time: 10am - 2pm (Mondays to Fridays).




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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Brainiacs STEM & Robotics
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by onedayatime(m): 3:18pm On Jul 14, 2016
you can try (download) this books. they are meant for kids.
Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming by Jason R. Briggs. 10+
Super scratch Programming adventure...meant for 5yrs+
html for babies. Volume1 of web design for babies..
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Charlieoyi: 5:36pm On Jul 16, 2016
Madam i am so impressed.you are a great mum and i am sure u must be really intelligent to notice he likes programming stuffs.if you are in kaduna,bring him to OGOHTECH COMPUTER ACADEMY and i would be glad to mentor him.if you are not,please get him a good physical mentor(programmer). #TEAMCATCHTHEMYOUNG

Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Emmach10(m): 9:17pm On Jul 16, 2016
Hy, its good to know you discovered your son's interest in tech.
If this has been done to be, i wonder where i could have been now.

I started programming back then in 2012 when i was 12/13 years without the backup of any one. I struggled to be what i am today because my parents had no much interest in tech and is bent in their teaching work.

With the help of God i striggled through many challenges especially getting access to a computer and the internet connectivity which is still a majoy barriar to me now.

But by God's grace am 17 now and already have about 4-5 years of experiences in different programming languages and have acquired alot of programming skills which makes me outstanding in the midst of my mate despite all challenges.

So am glad you noticd you son's interest in the tech world earlier and would love to help as i love inquisitive children and wonder why people dont recognize programming in Nigeria.

In the Britian, it was recently made mandatory that schools teach programming to children but here the reverse is the case. Imagine with all my skill, University still denies me access to study Computer Science. So apolying! Whereas my friends that beg to drink from my fountain of knowledge are the in schools with no interest in it.


You can contact me via echimaobi5@gmail.com president@syconlabs.com . (The former prefered!) for advice in any way i can help.

I believe that if i can achieve such a huge success with little or no care and support and not starting early enough, your son can do even far better if well structured and brought up in the field. I currently program in over 5 languages with little knowledges in many others (willing to be a hardcore programmer) but with the help you are gonna give your son, hope he will do better.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by teampregar(m): 8:06am On Jul 17, 2016
Emmach10:
Hy, its good to know you discovered your son's interest in tech.
If this has been done to be, i wonder where i could have been now.

I started programming back then in 2012 when i was 12/13 years without the backup of any one. I struggled to be what i am today because my parents had no much interest in tech and is bent in their teaching work.
But by God's grace am 17 now and already have about 4-5 years of experiences in different programming languages and have acquired alot of programming skills which makes me outstanding in the midst of my mate despite all challenges.
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Cool.. I am also 17, i learnt programming last year.. but i had the dream to learn programming since i was 14 tho(school no let me).. I knw javascript, php and java .

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Anmich: 12:11pm On Jul 17, 2016
teampregar:

Cool.. I am also 17, i learnt programming last year.. but i had the dream to learn programming since i was 14 tho(school no let me).. I knw javascript, php and java .

Nice we're together. Started last year but I have somehow managed to be fluent in about a dozen languages
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Emmach10(m): 11:25am On Jul 18, 2016
Anmich:


Nice we're together. Started last year but I have somehow managed to be fluent in about a dozen languages

Lolzz. I just program in Python, php, java, javascript then little of some .Net and C/C++.

Also design web but i major in Software Programming and not web. Wanna be a hardcore programmer!
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by blank(f): 1:51pm On Jul 18, 2016
Thanks guys for all the information.

Really grateful.

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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by crystar: 9:06pm On Jul 19, 2016
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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by johmo: 10:45am On Apr 26
Your son is amazing. There are several kids nowadays with strong interest in computing and technology and what we must do is to properly channel those interest and passion to skills that will lead to career.

Early Code is one of such institutions that train kids in coding and help them to acquire the skills that they need and also guide them to different career paths that can be found from computer programming (coding).

Visit www.earlycode.net to find out how they can help you son.
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by modestbrowser(m): 5:05am On Apr 28
Emmach10:


Lolzz. I just program in Python, php, java, javascript then little of some .Net and C/C++.

Also design web but i major in Software Programming and not web. Wanna be a hardcore programmer!
Programming is your life.
And your website is not even opening grin
Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by Chydobe: 9:43am On Jul 10
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Re: Where To Start Teaching A Child How To Code by ABCthings: 11:36am On Jul 10
blank:
Good day all. Forgive me if it's a silly topic bit I really have no clue where to start from

I noticed that my son is really good at computer games and is quite inquisitive as to how they work. I downloaded some basic coding games for kids for him and he has mastered them and is now bored with them.

I know he needs to learn more to maintain the interest. I don't know where to start. He has consistently won Best in ICT in his class and he is only 5. Is there something I can do to keep him engaged in it during this long vacation? I am out of ideas.
BASIC 256 free and specifically for his age group.

If he needs more BBC BASIC will do the rest.

Thank me later wink

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