Dr. Kaitlyn Siu is a child neurologist and part-time assistant clinical professor at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. She is also a mother of two, and enjoys teaching her young boys all about STEM. She started the website www.teachyourkidscode.com to help share her love for teaching young children the important skill of programming.
Marcelo Badari (Illustrator)
Marcelo Badari creates illustrations focused on ideas and characters, with pinches of humour and personal vision. He enjoys collaborating on projects, providing new ideas and insights. Recently, he has illustrated over 20 educational children's books and has just finished the illustrations of a series of 7 books about small sea animals that live at Brazilian beaches. He lives in Brazil in a small town near the mountains, where he goes hiking. In his spare time he enjoys creating music and videos.
Fundamental and FUN first coding concepts for kids, and the great thing is: it's unplugged!
What's Branching? ... a birthday adventure! is an exciting story that leads children through the idea of branching in everyday life, and the super-important concept of debugging errors in their code. Jet and Pixel, the super-powered robots who star in this story, learn these fundamentals of coding as they bake a cake and prepare for a super-fun birthday party!
In the First Steps in Coding series, children are encouraged to become super coders with the help of various colourful and friendly robots, who are all going on awesome adventures. Children as young as 3-5 years old learn code through unplugged stories with bright and cheerful illustrations.
Interactive elements throughout each book encourage hands-on engagement from children, and each story finishes with a creative activity to cement their coding learning.
A parent, carer and teacher's guide at the back of each book makes this a great resource for home school and classroom learning.
Titles in the series include:
What's an Algorithm? ... a splash park adventure!
What's Branching? ... a birthday adventure!
What's Decomposition? ... a rock-and-roll adventure!
What's a Loop? ... a tree house adventure!
What's Sequencing? ... a school-day adventure!
What's a Variable? ... a story-time adventure!
|First Steps in Coding: What's Branching?
|Marcelo BadariKaitlyn Siu