Coding for Preschoolers – a peek into Bees & Bubs: Buzz with Beebot and ScratchJr
February 15, 2021
Fun fact: Did you know that you can learn lots about coding without screen time?
There are many tangible ways to introduce the concept of coding and electronics to younger children with age-appropriate tools. At Saturday Kids, we’ve designed our Bubs & Bees course for preschoolers 5-6 years old to combine hands-on and screen-free activities with on-screen programming using ScratchJr, a platform for preschoolers to programme interactive games and stories.
Curious about what 5-6 year olds can create with tech? Read on to find out more.
Say Hello to BeeBot
BeeBot is an award-winning little robot designed for use by young children. Colourful and easy to operate, it teaches young kids programming concepts, directional skills, math and more in a fun-filled way.
Kids build their critical thinking and literary abilities by programming BeeBot to dance and draw cool geometrical shapes. Collaborating with their new friends, they’ll get creative designing an obstacle course that they’ll programme Beebot to complete.
Create Stories and Games with Scratch Junior
In the next part of the course, kids translate the tangible programming concepts they’ve learned to an onscreen program – ScratchJr, an introductory programming language that enables young children to create interactive stories and games. Kids learn how to code on an iPad by snapping together programming blocks to create interactive animations where characters come to life.
They can even create their very own original games that they can play together with friends.
There are many tangible ways to introduce the concept of coding and electronics to younger children with age-appropriate tools. At Saturday Kids, we’ve designed Bubs & Bees for preschoolers 5-6 years old to combine hands-on and screen-free activities with on-screen programming using ScratchJr, a platform for preschoolers to programme interactive games and stories .
Preschoolers are naturally curious, creative, and full of energy. Instead of mitigating those characteristics and propensity towards play, why not channel them to tap on kids’ innate learning potential? It’s on that premise that we develop our courses. Childhood is precious, and there’s no rush for kids to grow up. At Saturday Kids, we believe in playing for the future, and for preschoolers ages 5-6, Bubs & Bees: Buzz with Beebot & ScratchJr is the place to start.
2021 March Holiday Camps
Try out our preschool coding camp this upcoming March holiday. Designed for preschoolers with no prior coding experience. View our 2021 March holiday camp schedule here.
Term 2 Greenhouse (Weekly Classes from end March to May 2021)
Enrol your preschooler for the best 2 hours of their week as they learn about the wonders of tech. Check out our 2021 Term 2 weekly class schedule here.