The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Not sure where to start? We have a variety of activities that will be helpful for all ages and skill levels!

Parent Information

Instagram Live Recap: Learning Coding at Home: A discussion with Learning Amy Torf, a robotics engineer, teacher, entrepreneur, founder of Noggin Builders, and mom of three.

5 Reasons why Coding is Important for Young Minds: Stacy Nelson, a Kindergarten STEM teacher, mom, and grandparent, answers questions, including how do we learn and teach our children how to code, and why is this so important? More importantly, how young do we begin teaching our children?

Why Young Children Should Learn How to Code 

5 Simple Ways to Get Kids Coding 

Start Coding at Home

You can start coding principles with materials you have at home! Here are 10 of our favorite blogs and printables.  

Coding Gift Ideas

If you are looking for gift ideas for the young coder in your life, as Botley and Botley 2.0, Coding Critters, and our Code and Go Mouse with these lessons! 

Coding Critters and Code & Go Mouse:

Botley: