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Author and computer engineer, Sakina Fakhruddin (whom I interviewed in my STEM Career Series), wrote a computer science activity book for kids entitled, “A to Z Computer Science Activity Book“.
About the Author:
Sakina grew up in Kuwait and later moved to the United States where she earned her Computer Science degree and worked for IBM and also received her technology certification from Microsoft. She is a strong supporter of organizations like Girls Who Code and Code.org. She founded her own educational company, Codinu, to teach children how to code and empower them to change the world in an all inclusive, fun and collaborative environment. Read more about her in my STEM Career Interview.
About the book:
Sakina’s book is meant for children and the young at heart from ages 9 to 99 years old that want to learn basic computer science and coding vocabulary. It is an easy read and it is appropriately thorough for each vocabulary word presented in the book. It would be quite easy for an older elementary student to understand the definitions of each word as well as the activities. Teachers could easily use this book as a tool to use in their classroom while teaching basic coding language.
The book is written with coding vocabulary starting from the letter A and ending at Z. Each page provides a description of the coding term along with a short, fun activity to help further the understanding of the word. It is easy to follow, easy to understand and fun for kids.
Children can draw, color, sketch, do word searches, and play games! The types of coding vocabulary in the book include: A for Algorithm, B for Binary, C for Conditional, …, U for URL, V for Variable, W for While, X for X coordinate,Y for Y coordinate, and Z for Zero.
My children are just a tad bit young for this book currently (my oldest is 6), but this will definitely be a great reference and teaching tool once they are a little older and begin to learning coding languages!
I hope that you check out the book “A to Z Computer Science Activity Book” and the Sakina’s STEM Career Interview! You can also learn more about the online coding courses offered by Codinu from children starting at age 7 at this link. If you are interested in purchasing this book, check out this sponsored link.