You want your child to learn to code. Your child isn’t that interested. It’s quite common.
Many parents ask us for ammunition that they can use to convince their child to learn to code. Something they can show to their kids.
In response, we’ve compiled these videos that will inspire and motivate your child to learn programming.
The best way to engage kids is to start with where their current interests lie. That is why this list is organized based on interests.
1. For Everyone!
The video that started the coding for kids revolution. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. (5 mins)
2. Dance & Code
“For the longest time, code was completely separate from dance. I never really put them together and they were two completely different worlds, until a few years ago when I got the idea to combine code and dance to create iLuminate.”
3. Video Games & Code
“I make a lot of things with code but they all go into one thing, which is a video game. There is more to video games that throwing a football around or driving a fast car. The great thing about making a video game is that it encompasses just about every creative activity that you can imagine.”
4. Animation & Code
“There is a million things you can do with code in animated films. You can use code to make a leaf flutter. You can make a giant head of red curly hair that moves appropriate with the character. You can make water. You can make schools of fish with code. You can have a car drive on a road with code. You can make cloth that moves with the characters. There are so many things you can do with it. It goes on and on and on”.
5. Fashion & Code
“I live in New York and I work at the intersection of fashion and technology. In order to dream big in the field of future fashion, it is essential to know a little bit about code. In the future, clothing will be fully responsive to our bodies. The building blocks of all of these innovations are having an understanding of code. I truly believe that if you get involved with code now you will be able to help build the future of the fashion industry.”
6. Music & Code
“If you want to make beats, I would start off putting loops together. It is sort of like you are building something in legos. You are putting together a whole bunch of things to build one song. I am wondergirl and my music is made with code.”
If your child is convinced and gets inspired to learn to code, explore our online coding classes for kids ages 8-18.