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Nature: Coding for Kids – Books in Brief

Posted By KinderLab Christina On May 20, 2022 in Media Coverage

Nature reviewed our co-founder and chief scientist Marina Bers’ new book, Beyond Coding – How Children Learn Human Values through Programming and included the book in a round up of the week’s best science picks. The review reads:

“Early-childhood technologist Marina Bers developed the KIBO robot, which young children can program with coloured, barcoded wooden blocks to learn computer coding. It is the chief character in her engaging book, which presents four key ways to consider coding for kids: as a “playground”; “another language”; a “palette of virtues”; and a “bridge”. The palette includes infusing ethics and moral education into programming. The bridge involves finding points of connection between diverse cultural, ethnic and religious groups.”

See the full book review roundup.