What does coding mean for younger children?

Coding message for grown-ups

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This is a really useful video from CBeebies for grown ups which helps to explain why coding is important for young children.  The messages are clear and highlight that coding for younger children is not all about screen time.  Children will learn so much by doing activities away from the computer that will teach them the principles of coding without them even realising.  Whilst this is aimed at parents, this would be a really useful video to share with early years and key stage one staff.  Put the link on your website too for parents/carers to watch and learn!

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Sally Tippett

Sally was previously and ICT advisor for Staffordshire LA with responsibility for Emerging Technologies, ICT in Literacy, iPads and liaison with the managed services team. She is a highly experienced educator, having worked across the Key Stages in primary school and as a specialist teacher in an EBD school. Sally has written the Primary Computing Framework and works with many schools implementing the new curriculum and embedding mobile technologies.

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