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Littlecodr is the card game that teaches young kids to code

Instructing kids the fundamentals of coding early on is all the rage, and why not? As this Kickstarter factors out, digital literacy is the subsequent frontier.

Enter Littlecodr, a card game created by Alexandra Greenhill, a Vancouver, B.C., doctor and the CEO of myBestHelper, a web site that connects dad and mom with child-care companies.

“To assist my kids study extra about what I do, I created a card game to study the fundamentals of code — logic, experimentation, debugging, collaboration — all the key expertise for a digital future, however tailored for a 4 to 8 yr outdated,” Greenhill mentioned through electronic mail. “It’s like Seattle-created Robot Turtles besides the playing cards ‘management’ one other participant — and what little one doesn’t love bossing a mum or dad or a good friend?”

The premise is fairly easy: Kids use Motion Playing cards to create directions, or code, to inform associates the place to go and the way to get there. Typically they’ll want to navigate obstacles of their method, too. The card set additionally contains Mission Playing cards, which give them extra advanced duties as soon as they get the cling of the fundamentals, and Lab Playing cards, which permit them to add new variations to the missions.

The game is already garnering some good press from up north, together with this piece in the Vancouver Solar.

The makers have raised practically $5,000 of their $8,000 purpose with 23 days to go. A pledge of $20 secures you the game.

Watch them clarify the game under:

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