What kind of game would your kid create? If you asked them, you’d probably get a series of answers ranging from incredible to out there, and every child would have their own totally unique vision.

Learning to bring those ideas to life can be a fun and interactive way to learn to code, a vital skill in this digital age. Buzzy Games’ goal is to make learning to code a fun, creative, and social experience.

Why Learn to Code?

Children who know how to code better understand the world around them. Our smartphones, computers, game consoles, even our cars – Almost everything we interact with on a day to day basis uses code in our modern world. Even the most basic coding knowledge changes the way we view the things we use in our lives.

 

It’s also a creative outlet! It’s not just games and apps you can make with code. Artforms like CGI rely on skilled coders to keep an entire industry running, and most animation made today is done through digital software. The act of bringing a creative project to life can be one of the most fulfilling experiences for anyone.

Learning to code is best done early. Computer programming languages are just like any other language – The younger you are, the easier you’ll pick it up. And as a hobby, it supports and enriches learning in other areas, teaching logical problem solving skills and resilience to overcome challenges.

Buzzy Games Makes Learning to Code a Social Activity

There’s an image in modern media of the coder as a social recluse. But in today’s workplaces, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the best coders are often the ones with great social skills and empathy, who work well as a team to get things done.

That’s why Buzzy Games structures its lessons like miniature game jams, where the team comes together to collaborate and make something fun. The team is encouraged to talk with each other and code together, with a little help from our Buzzy Coaches to keep them on track.

Our game jams teach coding and game design online, so your kids can Skype in and learn to code with a team from home! Kids will learn the basics of JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages, and type in real code into our Buzzy Canvas and see their creations come to life.

If you’re in New South Wales, your child can do our introductory LevelUp course for zero cost to you, thanks to the NSW Creative Kids’ voucher. Find out more here on our signup page.