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Coding

How Do You Introduce Coding to Kids?

Teaching children how to code, also known as computer programming, is an essential in today (and tomorrow’s) digital world. Not only will a background in coding open up a world of possibilities for your child’s future career, but it can...

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19th January 2023

What to do on Roblox when you are bored?

Roblox

What to Do on Roblox When You’re Bored?

If you’re perhaps a little bored and are looking for fun and engaging ways to pass the time on Roblox, please look at the ideas we’ve put together below. With its huge library of games, activities, and virtual worlds, Roblox has...

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5th January 2023

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Minecraft

How to Learn Redstone on Minecraft

Minecraft’s Redstone feature lets players design and build intricate mechanisms and machines so they can then accomplish tasks such as opening doors, setting traps, and constructing basic computers.  These contraptions are powered by...

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5th January 2023

13 Game Ideas for Scratch

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13 Game Ideas for Scratch

Scratch is a brilliant way for kids to be introduced to coding. It uses a block-based coding approach which makes learning programming concepts much easier for beginners. If you, or your child know want to now progress more, here are 13...

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15th December 2022

What is the point of Minecraft?

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What is the Point of Minecraft?

If you’ve ever watched your child playing Minecraft or spoken to them about their progress in the game, you might question what the point of it is. It’s fair to say that it’s certainly a compelling game, that draws players in, so what...

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15th December 2022

Coding

How Does Block-Based Programming Make Coding Easier?

Many of the coding applications and programs designed for kids to learn how to program will use a block-based approach. Programs such as Scratch let kids use blocks instead of having to write lines of complex syntax and code. But just...

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25th July 2022

Game Design

How Do Video Games Help with Math Skills?

Research results published by Science Daily in 2016 explained how teenagers who played video games, got better scores at school. However, this contrasted with kids in the same age bracket who spent time on social media, where their...

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25th July 2022

Roblox

What Code Does Roblox Use? (Lua, C++, Java, or Python)

When parents are considering what type of coding course to enrol their kid in, the type of code used will be a big factor. Some programming languages are easier for kids to pick up than other, particularly if they already have some...

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27th June 2022

Touch typing

What Age Should a Child Learn to Type?

Touch typing is one of the most valuable skills that a kids can learn. It not only helps with schoolwork but can also set them up with an advantage in later life with employment prospects – many jobs require quick typing skills, but...

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20th June 2022

Coding

The FunTech Hacking Course for 13-Year-Olds

The FunTech Cyber Security course teaches 12 to 16 years old how to hack in an ethical and responsible manner. It runs as a day camp or residential camp over the summer months. It’s the ideal hacking course for 13-year-olds who can...

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20th June 2022