Monday, 22 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

We are delighted to share a new book Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark here on Tech Age Kids.

We've previously reviewed Laurie's story about Ada Lovelace in Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine and absolutely loved it.

This new book is just as compelling and we invite you to take a closer look.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

(Photo: Business Wire)
Amazon have announced a new range of tablets including the Fire 7 for Kids and the Fire 8 for Kids. Amazon have upped the spec without increasing the price and added a Fire 8 bundle for kids.

The new models are available to pre-order (US | UK) now with a release date of June 7th (US and UK.)

There's a launch promotion which gets you 20% off three of the new devices (including the kids bundles) which is handy for families with multiple kids.

My kids, aged 6 and 8 are still very much into bedtime stories. Our choice of books has changed the older they get and I particularly like choosing topics that would spark conversations or introduce new topics.

We love stories about space and rockets and astronauts and this new book, The Story of Space, by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams is not a disappointment. Being a bit older, they were able to read it themselves and loved the girl and boy on every page telling the story of space.

Disclaimer: Quarto Publishing House sent us a copy of The Story of Space by Catherine Barr (Author), Steve Williams (Author), Amy Husband (Illustrator).

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Let's Start Coding is a hardware programming course that includes physical hardware and online educational material. It's based on an Arduino compatible Maker Board, it's grown-up coding but introduced in a gentle way.

I tried out the Let's Start Coding kit with my 10 year old son. The age recommendation for the Let's Start Coding kits is 13+ but didn't have a teenager handy. More on age recommendations later.

Disclosure: We were sent a Starter Kit and Ultimate Kit for the purposes of this review. As always our opinions are our own.

Monday, 15 May 2017

 Electroninks are back on Kickstarter with a crowdfunding campaign to develop a new set of Circuit Scribe kits.

The City Clock is a gorgeous model kit to make a USB powered clock that shows the time in binary.