This week, we were asked to spend some time learning about and working with code. Personally, before this week, I have had zero experience with code. I never really learned anything about it (that I can recall) in elementary school, and in high school, computer science was offered, but I did not take that course.
This game has a suggested student level of grades 2-8. In the game, you need to use code (aka a language the computer understands) to get the monkey to move around space to collect bananas. At first it is pretty straight-forward, and as you progress, more obstacles get thrown your way, and it starts to get complex. I liked that this game took into consideration the large suggested age-gap. For some of the younger users who may not know how to read, spell, or type as well as older users, there is a read-aloud instruction option, and it also gives students the option to type out the code, or click a correct sequence of buttons to produce the right code.
I think that this is a great way to introduce children to coding and I think that they would have a lot of fun with it.