Get with the Programming
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field.” —Sheryl Sandberg
There's no doubt that computers, and all kinds of technologies, are here to stay—and will continue to evolve rapidly over the coming years. Why not give your kids a leg up and help them learn to communicate with, use, and learn from the technology that surrounds them daily? Learning to program is, in many ways, like learning a new language—a skill proven to help developing minds become more adaptable learners and people! With schools, summer camps, and tutoring services increasingly incorporating programming skills into their lessons, and more and more publishers printing great books to help, there's no reason not to give it a go. Here's a few recommended books to help your kids get started! You can find them all in our activity and workbook section of our children's department.