January 9, 2017
Think like a computer
Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding
by Linda Liukas
Part storybook and part activity book, Hello Ruby introduces four to six-year-olds to computer concepts like sequences, pattern recognition, variables, algorithms, data structures, loops, and debugging. It doesn't teach them how to code, but how to think computationally.
This book is best read when accompanied by an adult to ensure that the concepts are clearly understood. If children still come away with no interest in coding, the book at least shows them how to solve problems in creative ways.