More Code With My Son: Now I’m Learning with him

Since my last post on coding with my son, his game Blob Attack has come a long way. New graphics, more levels, a real leaderboard, somewhat proper signup and registration and now phone playability. This caused us to Google often and I got a lot of – “YOU don’t know how to do this?!” Thankfully…

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More Code With My Son: A New Game – Blob Attack

Before you read my ramblings, here is Ahan’s blog post about the game. After our last attempt implementing the card game 7-8, this time around we set about making a game totally invented by Ahan called Blob Attack. It’s not yet complete, but playable now (visit his blog post for a link – seriously, no…

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Code Project With My Son: Fully Playable Prototype

Last time I detailed my troubles and dark nights of the soul trying to teach my son how to code. Many more tantrums, struggles and dark days, weekends and nights later we now have a working prototype of the game. It is an Indian card game called 7-8 (सात आठ). Think of it like a…

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Teaching My Son to Code. Insanity Now. Serenity Never.

A while ago my son, Ahan, started showing some interest in code. He was visiting code.org regularly and dragging random code blocks together to draw patterns. But after a few months of that without understanding much more than a loop is used to repeat things, I decided it was time for him to learn some “real” code….

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