On Thursday, February 2, forty-one families attended the first Family Code Night at Cheltenham Elementary. Co-sponsored by the Cheltenham PTO, the event introduced students in grades K through 4 to beginning computer programming concepts. As technology plays such an important role in our lives, learning basic computer programming isn't just a smart idea, it's an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike.
Parent-child pairs worked together to solve increasingly challenging coding puzzles from Code.org. Instead of watching screens, parents and kids began learning how to create what’s on their screens! The event was a huge success, with many children wanting to go home and immediately continue the programming puzzles. One parent even told us her son got up early the next day because he couldn’t wait to keep coding!