Make your train pause, stop, change direction, sound the horn, and more! Taking the familiarity of a train and combining it with the new action bricks, early learners will learn through play about sequencing, looping, conditional coding, and cause and effect by placing the new action bricks within the train’s track. Each action brick creates a specific action allowing for students to test and redesign ways to problem-solve and work together to get their train to its destination.
The Coding Express App (available for for iOS and Android) is a free child-led app featuring 4 fun and educational activity areas, including:
- Journeys: Explore destinations and traffic signs. Learn about the sequencing of events, making predictions, planning and problem solving.
- Characters: Support children’s social and emotional development. Children identify and examine the feelings of -characters, considering the consequences for others.
- Maths: Explore and understand how to measure, estimate distance and identify numbers.
- Music: Learn about sequencing and looping. Compose simple melodies, explore different animal and instruments sounds
Coding Express includes a Teacher Guide build which contains 8 online lessons: 4 lessons use the physical set and 4 lessons use the digital app. The Coding Express Teacher Guide also includes 8 short online video tutorials to help you make the most of the solution.
The lessons have been developed using science, maths and technology guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the 21st Century Early Learning framework (P21) and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
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