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Nickelodeon UK helps teach kids coding skills with new online initiative

Code-It aims to help kids learn the basics of coding through programming and animating sequences featuring popular Nick characters.
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Nickelodeon UK has unveiled its newest online initiative designed to help kids explore the fundamentals of computer coding, called Code-It.

Aimed at kids aged six to 12, the online campaign incorporates the new national curriculum to help kids master the basics and is available at Nick.co.uk.

The experience allows kids to manipulate a variety of Nickelodeon characters, animating them to move, change their expressions, size and more.

Designed to promote and support an understanding of coding syntax, the site provides ‘how to’ videos and graduated level of difficulty to encourage all users. As users gain more confidence, taking on more complex coding tasks, they will earn special rewards.

More experienced coders will also be able to write their own code in the Advanced Code Editor.

“Through Code-It we hope to help kids enhance their coding skills in a fun and engaging way and give them an opportunity to create with their favourite characters,” said Suzie Adams, digital director, Nickelodeon UK.

“I’d like to think that Code-It could inspire digital animators and developers of the future.”

Having programmed a sequence, users will then be able to upload it to the animation gallery where other Nick.co.uk users will be able to view both the finished animation and edit the code used to produce it.

Code-It has been developed by Nickelodeon UK and Brighton-based digital agency, We Are Tilt.

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