My house is brimming with teen boys who love everything tech. I love to see them using the computer for something other than Minecraft. (I know, I know, it can be educational too.) So when I saw Code for Teens written by a homeschool dad to homeschooled kids, I bought it right away, knowing that someone in my house was likely to devour it! And they sure did.
Let me tell you about it.
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Code for Teens Fills a Gap in the Homeschool Market
- programming is a skill teens want to learn
- programming is a skill most homeschool parents cannot teach
- classes in coding can run hundreds of dollars
- Code for Teens is affordable for everyone
- teaches programming in a flexible, fits-in-your-schedule style
Features of Code for Teens
This programming book is highly engaging and beautiful to look through. In color with fun illustrations, this book is user-friendly for middle school and above.
Here’s what you should know:
- it doesn’t just spit out tons of information – the author is a former teacher and a homeschool dad, so he makes sure to include reinforcement as you go to retain what you’ve learned
- includes quizzes, drills, review questions, and simple do-it-yourself projects
- entertaining and educational format – your teens will never say this is a dry, boring textbook!
- answers to quizzes and drills in the back of the book
- encourages your child to think through problems and solutions like an engineer
- written in a way that anyone with a 6th grade reading level could use
- consistently hands-on and using skills in practical activities
- written in a pace that naturally fits teen’s learning
- each chapter includes review section and drills
- includes a glossary of frequently used words
- illustrated and in color
My twelve year old has been working through this book since I bought it last month. He can work for hours on it. And I am happy knowing he’s learning a valuable skill for today’s economy that I could not personally teach him.
If you have teens in your homeschool who would like to learn programming, we highly recommend Code for Teens.