1. My Child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?
The micro:bit Block Editor is perfect for beginners because the visual interface helps to understand programming concepts without the hassle and distraction of typing & learning the “right words” to type.
2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?
The micro:bit with Block Editor workshop is recommended for 7-13 year olds as microPython requires some proficiency with the keyboard. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 12 year old may not result in the best learning environment. However, we do have similar block based workshops for children aged 5-6.
3. My child is in the range of ages 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?
If your child is completely new to programming or is not proficient in the use of the keyboard, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him into the idea of programming.
If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.
4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials. Though you might want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.