EU Code Week has just launched a series of videos to help kids and parents learn basic computational thinking concepts while having fun together. The videos target everyone with a curious mind above 5 years old and are available in 29 languages.

Girl in front of a computer screen.

Coding@Home is a set of short videos with 'unplugged' activities, which means you do not need a computer to do them. They include games and coding challenges that you can play alone or with others. To get started you download and print a chequered board and some tiles – or you draw them yourself.

By completing all the games and challenges, you will go through some basic coding concepts such as loops, instructions and conditional statements. You will also train your logical thinking and problem solving and hopefully will have a good time.

The plan is to release 20 Coding@Home videos, which become gradually more challenging so it is a good idea to use the skills you learn in the first ones to do the next ones.

EU Code Week’s Coding@Home series builds on the “Coding in famiglia” initiative of the University of Urbino and the CodeMOOCnet Association in cooperation with Rai Cultura.

The activities are made and presented by Alessandro Bogliolo, who is the Professor of Information Processing Systems at the University of Urbino, Italian EU Code Week ambassador and coordinator of all ambassadors as well as member of the Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.​

In 2020, EU Code Week will take place from 10 to 25 October. The 2019 edition broke the records with 4.2 million participants and 72.000 activities in Europe and beyond.

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