Choosing to buy a Pi for tech-inclined kids is a no-brainer, the big question is helping them decide what to do with it so we’ve listed 11 great ideas to inspire your kids to turn a computer chip into real-world fun.
Finding the right app for teaching kids to code can seem a bit overwhelming when you start out. Tynker combines fun graphics and a combination of simple ‘drag and drop’ games, with increasing levels of difficulty and creativity, to entertain and challenge kids as they learn.
Osmo is one of our favourite toys, successfully marrying screen-based games with physical activity off screen, while covering various topics like shapes, letters and numbers, disguising genuine learning as fun.
Through Hello Ruby, kids are introduced to the basic concepts of programming. They learn how to collaborate, spot a problem, break it down into a series of simpler steps, use algorithms, and debug.