This book is packed full of beginner level computer coding to help lay down a solid foundation for your child to build upon.
Now, going it alone might not sound like such a good idea, BUT this book is written just for that reason! It's written in such a way that kids can work on their own, learn on their own, with little to no parental involvement at all. Coming from this parent who needed two tries to sync a watch to their phone, that's a really good thing!
I did finally manage to wrangle the book away from him long enough to flip through it and get a good feel for it. The writing is catchy, and on a kid's level. From the beginning it equates computer programming with superpowers-even naming the likes of Professor X and Harry Potter. This goes a long way into appealing to kids, and making them want to learn more.
The pages are full of color and graphics, but everything is arranged in a nice way so that it's not at all overwhelming. Mr. B really did well with the included photos that show what he should be seeing on the computer screen. That link from book to real world is exactly what a spectrum kiddo needs in order to succeed on their own like this, so that is perfect for him. He can read what to do, but that visual photo shows him if he's doing it right, and if not where he's gone wrong. On more than a few occasions I would hear him say, "ohhhh ok, so that's where I messed up!" Another great thing is the use of bold face and different sized font. When the directions say to press enter, enter looks like ENTER which really helps kiddos like Mr. B understand what is needed.
The best part? There's an answer guide in the back of the book! It's a no hassle way for ME to help him, if needed. Plus...I come out looking like the rock star I am knowing all the answers! BHAHAHAHA! But seriously, the set up here is fantastic and very hands off for parents. Your child is expected to open a document to keep track of all "homework" assignments, and even check their own answers. It's important to remember to ALWAYS monitor what your kids are doing online, and it's a good idea to make sure they're following through with all of their assignments, too. I know "my little angel" tried to skip a few!