Ready, Set, Think: Computational Thinking for Kids Informational Flyer for Parents

An informational pamphlet specifically written for parents and caregivers to provide an introduction to computational thinking and how it relates to early literacy skills. Includes activities.

This pamphlet can be used as an independent resource for families or in conjunction with computational thinking, coding, or STEM family programs. A resource for families and computational thinking novices, the pamphlet includes four components: decomposition, pattern recognition, algorithm design, and abstraction. Each component is defined, includes activities that explore the skill, explores how it is related to early literacy skills, and picture book links to the computational thinking skill.

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)
Program Type & Frequency: 
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
One time session
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Family engagement
Resource Type: 
Lesson plans & activities
Group size: 
Self-guided (youth working on own)
Small (< 10)
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