During the most recent school term my oldest 2 boys (ages 8 & 11) had the wonderful opportunity to learn some of the basics of computer programming. That homeschool co-op class has piqued their interest and their imagination when it comes to computers and what they could design. So, they were both really excited to hear that they also had the opportunity to learn the basics of designing a website as part of a review opportunity using an ebook from Motherboard Books titled Let's Make a Web Page!.
Let's Make a Web Page! is an ebook which requires the use of a 30-day free trial from coffeecup.com to teach children ages 8-12 the basics of designing a web page. The design element from coffeecup.com does not require the use of HTML code which in our experience, made the process of designing a web page less intimidating.
The book suggests making a web page based on an interview of another person. Both of my boys however, chose to design their pages around the books they are currently reading. Their pages turned out great so in my opinion the interview aspect is not a mandatory part of the lesson element.
Let's Make a Web Page! is 60 pages filled with not only text but helpful graphics to help your children throughout the entire design process. My 8 year old in particular found the pictures in the ebook helpful when he was confused on what to do next.
If you have a budding computer programmer or web page designer my boys and I all would recommend Let's Make a Web Page! It is a great introduction into the world of web design. You can purchase this ebook for $19.95 and find out if your children truly do enjoy this aspect of programming.
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