The story is about Violet Van Winkle, not your ordinary girl. Violet likes to invent things and soon starts to build various types of flying machines.
Bitsbox is a monthly subscription box designed specifically for kids to learn how to code. Founded by two ex-Google employees, it takes a different approach to the usual drag and drop method.
A range of 3D printers are already available for use at home, including a number of good options for kids. The mini Maker differentiates itself from other 3D printers by focusing towards a younger demographic.
Kiwi Crate is a monthly STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) subscription box service based in California. They aren’t specifically for coding, but they aim to develop the creative, thinking, problem solving and building skills kids need.
Apple’s Swift Playgrounds teaches kids about the components from Apple’s primary coding language Swift which is a very popular general purpose programming language that is used to develop applications for all of Apple’s devices from Apple TVs to iPhone’s.
Coding Games in Scratch provides kids with a simple and understandable guide to the MIT programming language Scratch and manages to differentiate itself from the competition with its simple design and easy to understand instructions.
The Fischer Price Code-a-Pillar is one of the first coding related toys you come across when searching online. I bought it because it was the right age group for Nina and to be honest I had no idea how it related to (let alone could teach) coding.
Treehouse offers a range of web-based courses for older kids who want to develop their coding skills and take it to the next level by learning to build websites.