Coding Girls Blogger Challenge

Seeing as it was International Women's Day a few days ago, I thought it was pretty apt to take part in the Coding Girls Challenge, inspiring children and teaching them STEM skills such as coding.

The challenge was set by Primo Toys, the educational toy company and creator of the Cubetto, a screenless, gender-neutral coding toy. 

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. Stem skills are important because they are apparent in every aspect of our lives, and by encouraging children to learn these real-life skills, it can help them become better learners and problem solvers. 

I was asked to interview my little girl (she's 4), ask her a few questions about being a girl and try out some fun activities too.

What do you enjoy about being a girl?
I like having cuddles, because I love you, mummy.

Have you ever been told you can’t do anything because you’re a girl?
 I cant cut with sharp knives, but that's because I'm not big enough. 
Boys can play cars, and girls can play cars. Boys can play boats but girls are allowed to...NO jobs just boys can do, I can too when I'm a big girl!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
"I want to be a police officer."

Which woman/girl inspires you the most and why?
"Doc Mcstuffins because she is a doctor and it's very good to be a doctor and help other toys. Mummy, because she loves me and makes me food. Grandma, she is so lovely and she likes me."

what do you know about computer programming/coding?
"Rawr. Typing and Mummy works."

What activity did you enjoy the most in our guide to coding for kids book and why? 
"Making mummy be a robot, doing funny robot voice. "

We really enjoyed the activities, but in particular the 'programmable parent' activity. This activity is about putting logic into practice, solving problems and discovering 'if I do this, then this happens' consequences. 

You can download the free ebook for yourselves if you fancy taking part in any of the activities with your little ones. There are different age sections from 3-4 and 5-6. 

Thank you to Primo Toys for creating this challenge, supporting developing STEM skills and giving girls the confidence and knowledge they need to achieve anything they want in life!

*This is a collaborative post

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