TAOTS PTO “Coding is Fun” Club

The TAOTS Library was abuzz Saturday morning with the sounds of video games, laughter and keyboards clicking.  However, instead of just playing games, parents and their kids were creating them.  This Saturday, twenty TAOTS students from grades 2-5 and their parents were learning to code at the first bi-weekly “Coding is Fun!” meetup.  Sponsored by the PTO of TAOTS and organized by TAOTS parent, Richard Klein, the meetup gives parents and kids a dedicated time to explore and create with computer code in an informal environment.  By the end of the two hours, many first-time programmers successfully built a two-player cat and mouse game using MIT’s Scratch programming language; others had fish swimming around the screen, turtles drawing, and cats singing opera music. Most importantly, it was a lot of fun!