I’ve been working with Twinkl Educational Publishing to research children’s engagement and learning with an innovative app, which uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology to teach basic coding skills to young children. The app is themed around the story of Little Red Riding Hood.
As part of the project, we developed a framework for early coding skills and knowledge, based on existing literature. In their play with Little Red Coding Club, children successfully defined and de-bugged lists of steps (algorithms) to complete tasks within the game.
It was lovely to see the excitement of children exploring perceived and imagined spaces in AR and co-constructing narratives based on their engagement with the game. It’s been a brilliant project to work on and we can’t wait to see how the report feeds in to Twinkl’s continuing development of the app.
You can learn more about Little Red Coding Club and our research HERE.