A Google search for computer programming classes for children will give you a very good starting point if you are interested in signing up your little Einstein for computer programming classes, Lego robotics, video game design, or other programs that they are interested in learning.
Many of the companies advertising these programs offer age appropriate programs tailored to your child’s age and in some instances your child’s skills. So, whether your child is a novice or an expert in computer programming and wants to learn more, some of these programs may be the solution for you. Here are two companies that offer summer camps, winter camps and after-class courses for your children. They are not free, and if your child wants to try them, make sure you check reviews and testimonials from other parents to see if that is what you’re looking for.
- Classroom Antics – Cleveland-Akron Area
- iD Tech-Summer Technology Camps in Ohio
Do you want your child to try coding for free before you commit to other paid programs? Then, this is the place you need to be. Check these sites, and encourage your child to try some of them before deciding which summer camp they will be attending next year.
- Khan Academy-Whether you are learning history, algebra,art or any other school subject, this is the place for you. A free, amazing site that will make you learn in a fun, easy to understand format. Do you want to learn computer programming? Then Khan Academy is the place to start.
- Apple Store-Summit Mall
A very nice, friendly place to start your child’s inquiring mind. Go to the free programming classes (call ahead) and have a great experience in Fairlawn.
- Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to expand access to computer science, and increase minority and women participation in this science. Go visit and choose a subject for your child that they are interested in learning. Code.org gives you the option of filtering you choice by grade level, topic, experience level, and technology you will be using. This is a site you really need to go and visit and let your child explore and learn.
Regardless of what place you choose for your child to explore coding, you cannot go wrong. Children are inherently curious and love a challenge, and many of these places start by teaching them the logic behind the coding. Let them have fun while learning.