The school year is over and we’re going on vacation! As every year, however, we want to give you reasons to continue being part of Codelearn, the best coding and robotics after-school program for children and young people. Normally, during September we held the traditional student raffle, a draw with several prizes which rewarded student loyalty and gave you more chances to win the more years you’ve been registered at Codelearn. This year we have changed the September raffle so that chance is not the only player and you students can choose whether you want a prize or not and can access it (or not) depending on your seniority at the school.
Beyond online resources, there are a good number of programming-related books that have been specifically written to bring this discipline closer to children. This week we have decided to make a book selection and recommend some programming books for children and teenagers, some of which are more focused on the practical part and propose coding projects that can be followed step by step, while some others have been published to introduce basic concepts to the little ones or to awaken vocations through referents and successful examples.
July has arrived and once again we have organized complementary activities on the platform and in our centers. This year we will dedicate this month to strategy games, a type of game that always tests the intellect, creativity and cunning of the players. There will be two new activities in our online platform and students will also be able to play many board games in our centers. Once again, we are committed to learning through play, as strategy games are not only a lot of fun, but they can also help us develop skills that can be applied to our daily lives.
The school year is over and it is a good time to start deciding which extracurricular activities our children will attend from next year. Foreign languages, sports, music… and lots of families have also begun to add technological activities to the list of their favorite after-school programs, since they are a good opportunity to bring STEAM education to children in a playful and fun way.
Role-playing games are a very fun activity which has many benefits for children. This is a type of game in which there is a person (the game master) who knows the rules well and presents the story to the other participants, each of whom will have to play a character and perform some actions or others depending on this character and the role it should play in the adventure. On the other hand, the mechanics of the game and its elements make it an educational tool that helps children to develop skills such as creativity, problem solving, decision making, communication and teamwork.