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Baby Loves Coding

Author: Ruth Spiro
Lower Age: 0
Upper Age: 3
Website: www.charlesbridge.com
Year Added: 2019

Baby Loves Coding written by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan, is a short book targeted towards babies. It is a book that introduces the idea of how the code works and how a computer follows an algorithm in order to obtain a desired outcome. This book is easy to read as it has very few words and uses illustrations that cleverly portrays how an algorithm works. It uses real life examples in order to make it easier to conceptualize the idea of coding. 

 

This book uses a more elevated vocabulary for babies however it is an introductory book that conceptualizes the ideas of coding and algorithms with real life examples of how the baby can follow an algorithm by adhering to the instructions provided and with colorful illustrations. 

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

Recognize patterns

   

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift:

None

 

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Spatial reasoning skills, programming/coding, and problem solving. 

 

  

Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews

    • Rating:  3.0 out of 5.0

    • Feedback: 

      • "Illustrations are really good"

  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews

    • Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0

    • Feedback:

      • "It is fun to read and the animations are cute"