Monday, December 4, 2017, was the 50th anniversary of coding for kids.
The first coding language for kids was created by Seymour Paper and researchers at MIT, called Logo. Logo helped kids develop skills in math and science by programming the movements of a turtle.
Champika Fernando, Director of Communications at MIT, shared that, “They saw coding as a way for kids to develop confidence and fluency with a piece of powerful, modern, and one-day ubiquitous technology.”
Now that coding language is taught in schools, students learn educational skills and also learn programming, yet coding is for all ages.
Google also celebrated kid anniversary of coding with the help of “Hour of Code”, a coding game using a a bunny. The goal of this game is to get to the carrot by guiding the bunny towards it. This game has the basic coding with 6 levels and within each level, a new code appears so that it can be used to get the bunny to the carrot.
If coding is interesting to you and you want a job related to it or just want to do it for fun, you can search in Google “celebrating 50th years of kids coding” and select the Google doodle to play this game or even you can go to the website of Hour of Code and play the games.