You have to crawl before you can walk. We’ve all heard that before. Why? It’s an important step for kids in their developmental process.
Same applies when kids are learning a brand new idea or concept, especially when it comes to coding concepts.
Recently I taught a class that went over the very basic structure of a website. It was so watered down, BUT the kids understood it so well that they asked very insightful questions throughout my presentation. I was stoked!
I know it is tempting to rush through the beginning steps though. But it is vital to camp out a little longer on the basics so a strong foundation is set. Then, as we add on more complex concepts, it will be less of a struggle for the kiddos.
In fact, dare I say, that they will enjoy creating even more since they have a firm grasp on the basics!