Growing Reader

Bookshelf Must-Have:
My First Coding Book

by the Brightly Editors

Illustration: popmarleo, iStock

Coding is cool! It’s not only a crucial skill for the future, it’s an integral part of so many of the important things we see, experience, and engage with every day. Our latest Bookshelf Must-Have pick teaches kids as young as five the basics of computer programming and shows them how coding fundamentals are all around us!

  • Why You Need: My First Coding Book

  • My First Coding Book

    by Kiki Prottsman

    Give your kids a head start on developing valuable computer programming skills. My First Coding Book presents the building blocks of coding in a way that's fun, accessible, and engaging to young learners. Through interactive games, puzzles, and activities, budding techies will develop an understanding of algorithms, sequences, and debugging, and begin to see these principles at work in their world. With all the action happening inside the book, and no computer required, it's the perfect introductory tool for building programming literacy and critical thinking. Filled with vibrant colors, cool illustrations, helpful insights, and plenty of hands-on play, kids will love getting lost in this one and learning along the way.