Bits and BytesÂ is an invaluable tool to assist parents and teachers to teach children the fundamentals of computer coding and the kids have fun playing but at the same time they are creating computer concepts, like algorithms and the sequencing of instructions, and developing a logical mind-set. With this innovative card coding game, children learn the fundamentals of computer programming without using a computer or requiring any prior knowledge of computers or coding/programming.
Easy to play â€“ loved by children
Bits and Bytes is an exciting, fun and easy to play game with vibrant characters that appeal to children of all ages. It engages and empowers children, encouraging them to learn computational thinking (STEM skills) through play.
Bits and BytesÂ is a fun card game that 2 to 4 children (ages 4 to 9) can play. The game is simple to play. Children take it in turns to â€œplayâ€ (show) an Instruction card and they move their Program accordingly around the Grid. Before they can move forward the player reveals the card in front of their Program â€“ if it is blank they can proceed but it if is a Wall, a Bug or the dreaded CPU they canâ€™t move and may have to â€œdebugâ€ their Instructions. Once all of the children’s Programs are home the game is over.
Learning while having fun
The beauty of this card game is that your kids are learning while playing a fun, problem-solving card game. Suitable for up to 9 years, especially for ages 4 to 7.
- Recommended in the Good Toy Guide
- Featured on BBC News in England
- Recommended in the Teach Computer Science guide (prepared by Computing at School Scotland in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and the University of Sterling).
- Recommended by ACARA (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority) to help teachers meet the Digital Technologies part of the Australian Curriculum.