Our son is really enjoying learning how to code. When he received Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1) from Code for Teens, he was very excited. Learning Java Script has always been interesting to him. After reading through this book and following the wonderful way it instructs, he felt more confident in his coding abilities.
Right when you open the book you see that the author, Jeremy Moritz, has dedicated the book to his children. I think that is GREAT. He saw things through the eyes of his children and that is what inspired him to write such a fun but educational book on the subject of coding. The book is 221 pages that entertain while teaching!
Along with a Foreward, Introduction, and A Word for Parents, the book has 10 chapters that include:
- Chapter 1: Hello World!
- Chapter 2: Time to Operate
- Chapter 3: Comment on the String Section
- Chapter 4: Have Some Functions
- Chapter 5: Shall I Compare
- Chapter 6: Logically Operational
- Chapter 7: Projects Galore
- Chapter 8: Hip Hip Array
- Chapter 9: Loop a Round
- Chapter 10: Make a Hangman Game
After the chapters, they have a Conclusion, Answers to quiz and drill questions, and Glossary of Terms. Each chapter will walk you or your child through the wonderful world of coding with Java Script as you practice each lesson that is being taught. This book is not just for teens. I think it has helped me to better understand this secret language that all computer programmers speak.
The only requirements for these lessons is that you have a computer with Google Chrome. I know it is my favorite internet browser so that was not an issue for us.
My son, who is 13, was the one who sat down with the book. He said it was by far the best coding book he has ever seen. I didn't find him zoning out as he read the pages of each chapter then worked on the drills and quizzes. He is actually taking coding classes online, so he takes his coding very seriously. He said anyone could read this book and understand how to code. It was well laid out and very entertaining. I asked if he had learned anything new, and he said "Of course mom, each time I sit down to learn coding, I learn more and more." He was impressed with each chapter and that says a lot!
If you or one of your older children would like to learn more about how to code with Java Script, I highly encourage you to get this book. They have a wonderful website that explains their product in detail and you can find them on Facebook as well.
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