Homeschool Programming®
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We have started using Kid-Coder Windows Programming with a 10yo and 13yo. The manuals appear to be written so that the kids can understand and follow them independently. Each chapter is broken down into several shorter lessons. I have very little knowledge of computer programming, and wanted something they could do on their own. So far, this product fits the bill.”
Joanna B, Co-op Member
This product is wonderful. My daughter is doing the Web Design course. She is in Grade 11. This is one course I don't have to push her with. She loves it. The instructions are clear and she can do the work independently. It is very practical and I am amazed at the web designs she has been able to come up with. The people at Homeschool-Programming are very helpful and deserve the business. We love the courses so much that she will be doing computer programming next year. My younger daughter is also keen to start the web design next year. We did the downloadable version. It was very inexpensive and convenient to download. Thanks so much homeschool buyers coop for making this product available. And thanks to the authors of homeschool programming for providing homeschoolers with such a quality and homeschool friendly product. You inspire kids to learn!! Thanks.”
Mandy. K, Co-op Member
We've really enjoyed Homeschool Programming for my son. He LOVED KidCoder VB and KidCoder Game Programming. As a computer programmer myself, I have found the curriculum fairly solid and been able to also show a bit of my day to my son. However, the greatest part of all is when I see how excited my son gets and would say, "Mom, look at what I did! I figured it out!"

My son is also on the Autism spectrum with a current diagnosis of PDD-NOS. He also does not have a high IQ as result of some of his learning disabilities. I include this because a child in this course does not have to be a genius to enjoy and learn programming. The instructions are for the most part clear and my son is able to do this course independently.

For my son's review... he insisted we get KidCoder Web Pack for next year.”
H Knowles, Co-op Member
As the mother of a very bright 10 year old son I was looking for for some programming tools that would interest and challenge him while providing real building blocks to more advanced coding interests. I also had the need for the tools to be able to be self learned for the most part.

I am happy to report that the tools that we have purchased through Homeschool Programming have succeeded in these goals.

My son has become very interested in learning and using the tools, I often find him at the computer reading the next chapter and working through the programming examples all without any prompting or assistance.

As he continues to work through these programming tools and becomes ready to explore more advanced tool sets I will certainly review other offerings by Homeschool Programming to fulfill those needs.”
M. Murphy, Co-op Member
We purchased Teen Coder/Game programming for our 13 year old son. We are a tech family and have found this program very user friendly for the most part. My son is enjoying the program and we would certainly buy the next level. My husband, who is a software developer, believes it is a great way to start formally learning the basics.”
D. Young, Co-op Member
My daughter is really enjoying this program and learning a lot from it.”
Tyna Hansen, Co-op Member
My son has loved using this program. He'll spend hours at a time working on it. It's challenging enough to require him to use some deep thinking, but not so difficult as to discourage him. He says he's definitely learning a lot, and that makes us both happy!”
Arlene S., Co-op Member
Homeschool-Programming has been extremely helpful to our son. It has helped him learn a subject I would have struggleld to teach. It breaks things down step by step in a way even the most intimidated person can understand. Definetly a must for anyone interested in a career in computers.”
monica pape, Co-op Member
We are a very low tech family and I thought this would help my kids learn more about computers and maybe even become interested in a career in tech. This was very difficult for us to begin with. We couldn't figure out how to use it, we may have actually been missing some software (software you are supposed to download or have, not something that was not included by the designer). I forced my 11 and 9 year old to spend 30 minutes a day anyway, learning the different computer terms. They kept saying they didn't understand it and didn't enjoy it. It was just reading text. I explained as best I could. After a couple of weeks, they started writing code. They didn't understand what they were doing but they started to see the payoff when they wrote a line of code and then their "webpage" had the code. As they have learned more and more about what they can do writing code they are anxious to do Kid Coder everyday. They are still going through the program and when they are done with beginning web design we will buy beginning game design and then move on to the other offerings, Java, Android, etc. If your kids are more knowledgeable about computers than mine this might be great from the get-go, but if your kids are struggling through the first few weeks, give it time. When they finally start designing their web page they will be excited and anxious to see what else they can do. I think being able to write code will open up many job opportunities for them, even if they aren't programmers.”
Edlyn, Co-op Member
Homeschool programming has been a terrific addition to our curriculum for both our middle schooler and our high schooler. Our 7th grade son is doing the Windows Programming, and our 9th grade son is doing the Java Programming. Both are enjoying the lessons and especially enjoying the activities. The curriculum is well-organized and provides a substantial amount of information to the students. While they both follow a similar progression the Java Programming (TeenCoder) is quite a bit more difficult than the Windows Programming (KidCoder). My 7th grader can do the curriculum virtually on his own; my 9th grader needs a bit of help understanding the lessons but can do the activities on his own as long as he puts the time in to go back through the lessons and find the information he needs. All in all, I don't think we could find a better computer programming curriculum, and we will continue to use it. We will also recommend it to our homeschooling friends.”
Kelly E., Co-op Member
We bought Kid Coder for my 12 year old as recommended by a Co-op friend. My son has loved it. He is so proud of the programs he's writing and has already finished his first semester in about 2 months. It has given him both great skills and great success! I highly recommend it!”
tracy, Co-op Member
We selected this for our DD because we believe some computer programming knowledge is necessary today. She has never had any interest, so we were afraid this would be one of those "have to" subjects for her. This curriculum really opened her eyes to how computers operated and what you can do with programming. We are only 7 lessons in, and it is already one of her favorite subjects. We started with KidCoder, but expect her to ask for the TeenCoder courses when this one is complete.”
Molly D., Co-op Member
My 14 year old son loves it! He is always so excited and proud to show me what he has done!”
Denise, Co-op Member
My daughter was very interested in computer programming and I couldn't teach her about it. Through the Buyer's Co-op, we heard about this program (made for and by homeschoolers!) that she could use without me knowing anything about the subject. She loves it and is almost through with the first course, even working during her vacation "for fun"! We recommended it to another family, who purchased it already, and we are both anxiously awaiting the next course's release (Game Programming).”
Jan S., Co-op Member
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