It's never too early to get little ones interested in computer coding with this unique series of board books!
How do you explain coding in playtime to a baby? By showing how it's all around them, and how they can take part in it, of course! By using items and experiences in a baby's world, like an electric swing or a ride at the amusement park, this charming board book full of bright, colorful illustrations is the perfect introduction to coding in active play for babies and their caregivers--and is sure to leave them wanting to learn more!
About the Author
Sandra Horning has written many books for children, including the picture books The Giant Hug and The Biggest Pumpkin. Sandra's love of family, friends, pets, and nature inspires much of her writing. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
Melissa Crowton completed her MFA in the Illustration Practice Program at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2016. She now creates doodles for Google's homepage, and works on illustration projects for publishers and other clients. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, and American Illustration. Originally from Utah, Melissa currently lives in Northern California.
Praise for Baby Code! "This brightly colored board book introduces coding to young kids using items and activities in their every day lives. The young girl in the illustrations performs actions that will be familiar to little readers, while the simple text shows how code helps computers to do the same actions."--Vicki, BabiestoBookworms.com
Praise for the Baby Code! series "When a child grows to understand coding, it just may be that they have an affinity for it because they read these books as a baby! Delightful visual and read-aloud cues introduce computer language in this 4-book series. Sandra Horning’s tight text creates clear parallels between familiar baby activities and code-driven objects/toys/tools found in baby’s larger world. A fine, baby peek at a complex topic, offering a shared reading experience in graphically appealing, sturdy board books." --Janet Lawler, author of If Kisses Were Colors and Fright School.
"The Baby Code! books celebrate toddlers’ creativity and their first steps toward understanding the technology they will command. Sandra Horning’s text is full of joyful logic! Parents and grandparents will appreciate their inclusion in Baby’s present as well as future. Melissa Crowton’s illustrations are full of “analog” teachables too, such as shapes, numbers, animals, and nature. I love the diverse families!"--Pegi Deitz Shea, author of The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee’s Story
"Sandra is a writing whiz for the youngest readers, choosing the perfect words to not only create a cozy reading experience for adult and child, but to also introduce one of the many daily encounters in a baby’s ever-expanding world."--Dana Meachen Rau, author of Robot, Go Bot!