Your 3-year old can already download apps to your iPhone and post selfies to your Instagram account, so learning to code is the next step, obviously!
Computer coding classes are all the rage these days especially for kids. More and more schools are incorporating computer coding into their core syllabi. And you don’t want your kids to fall behind – especially in one of the most wired cities in the world! Here are the best places to learn to write computer code for kids in Hong Kong.
BSD Academy partners with schools all over Hong Kong to teach children to code. Dedicated to letting your kids have hands-on experience learning to code, BSD Academy also runs their own camps for 7-19 year olds. Introducing STEM Coding Camps this fall, kids enjoy a week-filled games and apps coding classes. But don’t feel left out, they also run courses throughout the year for adults!
Coding 101 offers classes to kids as young as the age of four. It’s never too early to start – especially in Hong Kong. They offer private and group classes tailored to the needs of your kids and their busy schedules. Partnering with the Science Park to promote STEM education, kids will get a chance to see how coding and technology applies to the real world. If you’re unsure if coding is for your kids, they offer free introductory sessions for both you and your mini.
Tiny Code Hong Kong only offers private lessons which is perfect for them to create a more tailored lesson to your child’s needs. Scratch, Python, and web development classes are available depending on the age of your child. They also have free trial lessons on offer if you’re not sure private lessons are the way to go.
Tiny Code, they come to you! Or go to them at the Wan Chai campus: 19/F, The Pheonix, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai. They also have campus’s at Sai Kung and Kwun Tong, 9774 9057, [email protected], www.tinycode.hk
First Code Academy has a wide range of classes which includes computer coding and building mobile apps. First Code Academy offer classes that teaches kids coding courses and learn not just coding skills, but computational thinking and entrepreneurship mindset. There are weekly coding classes and camps all year round – sign up for a course that suits your schedule!
First Code Academy, Hong Kong campus: 302-205, 3/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2772 2108, Kowloon campus: 404, 4/F Kowloon Building, 555 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, 2772 2161, [email protected], www.firstcodeacademy.com
Koding Kingdom have classes throughout the school year for kids from 5-15. It partners with many local and international schools in Hong Kong such as Chinese International School, ESF, German Swiss International School and Hong Kong International School. Koding Kingdom starts teaching from the basics and slowly ease you onto the more challenging web and mobile app coding.
Let’s Code is the only non-profit organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to teaching young people to code. The children’s classes are suitable for 3-15 year old. Based in Cyberport Centre, the non-profit also carry out school visits. They believe coding can change children’s creative lives and is an essential skill. We couldn’t agree more.
The Genius Workshop believes in starting young and have courses for children aged 3-14. The courses all sound amazing and they even offer birthday parties services! In a few months, your kids will know everything from robotics to animation to game development and mechanics. Why play a game when you can make one yourself?
The Genius Workshop, Happy Valley Campus: Unit B, 1/F, Southern Pearl Court, 151 Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2591 0100. Prince Edward Campus: Unit B, 12/F, Prince Edward The Lamma City, 761 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, 3107 4343. Quarry Bay Campus: Unit 1001, Podium, Hang Sing Mansion, 3 Tai Wing Avenue, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2591 0009, [email protected], www.g-workshop.com
3C Thinkers prize themselves on providing quality coding and STEM classes which not only teaches your kids to build apps and games but to understand the fundamental basics to plan, analyse, design and code. Providing courses from ages 6-17, your budding coders can challenge themselves to building websites, app designing and 3D game animation. There is a free trial offer to boot!
Creative Coding offers creative coding classes through robotics and the popular platform game Minecraft to encourage children to not only learn computer coding but also to future skills such as design thinking, problem solving and logical and computational thinking. Blending science and technology with arts and craft, kids will learn basic knowledge of computer programming. Who says coding can’t be fun?