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Lift-the-Flap: Computers and Coding

Author: Rosie Dickins, Shaw Nielsen (illustrator)
Lower Age: 7+
Price: $14.99
Year Added: 2017

Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding is an interactive book for children ages seven years and up to learn about information and communication technology. As they make their way through the explanations of computers and coding, children can participate by lifting flaps to uncover more and more cool facts. With over 100 flaps to lift and lots of information to consume, this book is great for introducing young children to computers. The colorful pages provided a great medium for demystifying the world of computers and information technology.


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

Ask questions about the problem, make observations, learn about the problem


Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: Criteria


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: Coding, computational thinking, critical thinking, creative thinking, programming, working collaboratively, evidence-based reasoning, design, problem solving, perseverance, logical thinking


Overall ratings:

  • Children Reviews
    • Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “I liked learning about computers and coding. It is fun to lift the flaps and learn cool stuff.” M, 4
  • Parents Reviews
    • Rating: NA
    • Feedback: NA
  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews
    • Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0
    • Feedback:
      • “I like that this book teaches kids how computers work, starting from basic mechanical bits to the Internet.”
      • “I like that it gives concepts in an interactive format. Although it seems to be written for young children, it has content appropriate for older kids.”
      • “It demonstrates an otherwise abstract and intimidating area within STEM, programming, in a fun and engaging way. The lift flaps, colors, and analogies are memorable.”