Riverview First Graders Code with Daisy the Dinosaur

This morning in the AT&T Classroom, the Riverview first graders explored Daisy the Dinosaur, an iOS app designed to introduce coding to young children. The app provides a challenge mode tutorial that shows the user how to use drag-and-drop steps to make the dinosaur move, jump, shrink and grow. There is also a free play mode in which users can design their own program to animate Daisy.  
Providing opportunities for young children to learn coding skills fosters children’s abilities for mathematical reasoning as well as skills for critical thinking, divergent thinking, creativity and problem solving.