Children love stories, and they love imagining things, they love learning new things, and they learn best in a playful way.
Best way to make children interested in coding is to start from things they are familiar with and identity the coding concepts in them.
First, they make an overview of the problem/situation. Then they express this in various forms using conventional and unconventional notations. And then they see it clearly and they start solving it. They don't need computer until here. It's all represented in their minds and modelled by their hands.
From this to writing code is a small step. The difference is the language and the level of detail.
Last, but not least, Coding a Story aims to nourish a healthy relationship between children and technology, encouraging limited screen time and a mix with carefully selected activities for soul, mind and body.
My boys are enjoying the class a lot. I find your teaching method super cool. Kids are always impatiently waiting for the next meeting and so enthusiastic after every class. Which I can tell by the way they describe what they did during classes and how they develop other, related to coding skills. I noticed they are not only developing their curiosity towards math but they simply are mastering their focus skills-such a difficult topic nowadays for every parent I guess (when we are all bombarded with hundreds of disrupting information per minute). Since they like it a lot and I see great progress in their development thanks to your classes I would like to continue after the summer break.
Coding, Robotics and Computational Thinking is a great activity for children! Liana does a fantastic job of explaining complex concepts in a simple and engaging way. The kids have a lot of fun and come away from each class full of excitement and wonder.
Liana’s lessons provide a useful in-person introduction to coding for our daughter in a fun, thoughtful way. There are plenty of activity books and computer games available for children, but there is no substitute for in-person instruction. And as both a parent and software engineer, she is uniquely suited to the task. We feel lucky to know Liana!