9 ways to teach kids how to code: What are the best resources to inspire a new generation of UK developers?

Matthew Finnegan
Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan joined IDG UK in January 2013, having spent two years writing for tech news titles including TechEye and ChannelBiz.

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Nine tools and courses to teach kids to code and program. Read on to find out more about resources to support and inspire young people to learn coding and programming skills outside of school. 

With the introduction of the computing curriculum to schools last year, there are now more kids than ever getting to grips with the fundamentals of coding.  

But equipping young people with the tools to succeed in an increasingly digital world needn’t begin and end in the classroom.

There are many online resources and programming clubs available throughout the UK: whether to provide the building blocks for a career in software development, inspire the Silicon Roundabout startups of the future, or simply to equip youngsters with a basic understanding of technology. In fact, some may even help parents learn a thing or two as well.

So where to get started? Here are some of the best ways to help kids begin coding….

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