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Google's latest doodle is a fun and interactive way to learn the basics of coding. Built on the beginner's coding platform, Scratch, the interactive app on Google's home page is more like a game than a lesson. Kids have to navigate a bunny around to collect all the carrots, using building blocks to make the bunny move in different directions, turn, or repeat tasks.
The doodle is to celebrate 50 years of coding languages developed specifically for younger geeks. The first programming language for kids was Logo, designed in 1967 by Wally Feurzeig, Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon. We've come a long way since then, but coding remains a powerful way to help kids develop the confidence and skills they need in today's world.
Vodacom wants to see kids get started with coding from a young age, and through its #codelikeagirl initiative, we're encouraging girls to explore programming for fun and to develop their skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.
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- You can access the doodle at any time on Google's doodle archive, here.