Computational Thinking Hands-On Family Activities

A preschool storytime activity or passive program that features sign boards that act as prompts at different stations to encourage grown-ups and their young children to play and learn together while building computational thinking literacies.

The hands-on activities featured encourage grown-ups and their young children to play and learn together. They provide grown-ups with tips on how to encourage computational thinking into play through the use of inexpensive materials. This can also be used as a passive program that is available in the children's area of the library for families to explore on their own.

Audience: 
Preschool
Lower elementary (K-2)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Teen
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Topic: 
Storytime
Unplugged
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
Cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Family engagement
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
Group size: 
Self-guided (youth working on own)
Small (< 10)
Medium
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