Mama Codes will be running a workshop here at Half-Term and we were intrigued about what coding with your pre-schooler looks like… so we asked them to write a guest blog for us.
As Mums ourselves, we get it – trying to figure out all the things you need to do in order to give your child the best possible start to school can seem overwhelming at times.
Will they make friends? Will other kids already know how to read? Will the other Mums judge me because my child wants to take their favourite teddy to school with them?
It can seem like a never endless list of things to navigate – we were in your shoes not too long ago! However, in a world that is more and more ruled by technology, it is important that our children feel confident and comfortable using tech in a way that is healthy and positive for them.
At MAMA.codes we’re committed to not only teaching children to code from as young as 3, but also to giving them transferable life skills that will help them become school-ready in a fun, creative and effortless way.
Our code clubs provide a very natural transition to school life, giving children the confidence to find their voices while identifying their strengths and building up their confidence. We find they become fearless learners who aren’t afraid to try or make mistakes.
The MAMA.codes curriculum is carefully designed to have a sensitive balance of online AND offline activities that complement children’s EYFS learning goals and build up their fine and gross motor skills, communication skills and confidence. So, not only do our mini coders learn about loops and algorithms but they’ll also start to pick up problem-solving skills, learn to think critically and put together and follow a set of instructions. Most of all they learn to be patient and persevere, and we celebrate it when they do!
The best part is that parents tell us how much they pick up during the sessions too!
If you’re interest is piqued, we’re running a 1 hour holiday pre-school workshop at the wonderful Punk Me Up Ceramics Cafè this February Half-Term, and we’d love you to join us for our Digital Farmyard extravaganza.