Coding for kids

Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform complex tasks. Once you know how to code, you can create virtual worlds within the computer where the only limit on what is possible is your imagination.

Why is it so vital that children learn to code? Software is the language of our world. In the future, not knowing the language of computers will be as challenging as being illiterate or innumerate are today.

The Victorian Government's Digital Technologies curriculum aims to enable students to become confident and creative developers of digital solutions through computer coding and other advanced skills.

Glen Eira Libraries is helping young people learn to code with these fun coding activities.




Rainforest Coding is a new developing collection of adventures and activities designed to make Scratch programming easier to understand and fun to learn. It features language-based learning for early years and an emphasis on computer safety for ages 2-6 years old.

The adventure takes place on the beautiful Echo Island, part of the Crystal Rainforest. Things suddenly turn very ugly for the scientists living on the island when it is attacked by hundreds of evil robots. Can the children help Doctor Han find her way around the old temples, removing the robots in her way? Can they discover what is going on and who is behind the attacks? Will they be able to rescue the other scientist imprisoned by the robots?


SwopBots is a platform and puzzle game that teaches coding. Meet Loop and Switch, two children stranded on a distant mining planet with only their three robot guardians for company. Solve puzzles, face challenges and learn to code as you help them find a way off the planet and back to Earth.