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Learning the Foundation of Coding in Pre-K

Students in Julie Brackett’s pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds class participated in a fun game with the programmable learning device, Code and Go, that exposed them to the fundamentals of coding with librarian Jo Schnirring in late May. The young students counted with Schnirring as she programmed a mechanical mouse to move in two steps to find a piece of cheese. “The students learned that some buttons on the device make the mouse move in different directions,” said Brackett. “Their exposure to being able to control the movement of an object using programming teaches them the beginning steps to coding.”