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Learning to code is child's play

 - Caroline Beauvois | Published on June 20, 2021 - Deuzio L'Avenir

What is behind the computer code? At a time when digital technologies are everywhere, even children can learn to code.

"Everyone should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you to think," said a certain Steve Jobs in 1995. It's not Mark Zuckerberg who will say the opposite. In early June, the CEO of Facebook posted a photo of his 3-year-old daughter learning to code through the children's platform Kano. 


Robots at the service of education

- Mr. Da | Published on February 21, 2021 - DH

Robotics in primary school, this is the daring bet of the municipal school of Naast.

Since the 2019-2020 school year, the municipal school of Naast has been offering an innovative educational project: robots at the service of mathematics and science. The subjects, often hated by young children, become more fun to learn. This is also the primary goal of this method: learning while having fun.


Robots to learn mathematics or French

 - Martin Caulier | Published on March 9, 2021 -


At the municipal school of Naast, a new course has appeared in the programs: the robotics course. The pilot project has been running for two years in three primary school classes. The goal: to learn the basics of programming but not only.

In Madame Manon's sixth grade class, the students bustle around little robots. For Maelys and her friends Alisha and Margot, it is necessary to succeed in advancing their robot in an obstacle course. "We try to make a course with the robot. It must manage to zigzag between the books". And to get there, you have to go through programming on a tablet. It is then necessary to choose each of the movements that the robot will have to perform to reach the end of its course.


Teach our children to code

- Posted on September 19, 2018 - FRENCH CONNECT

At home, who in the family uses the tablet or smartphone the most? Like at home, surely the children! They absorb knowledge at the speed of light. 

Now might be the time to have them learn the programming language while playing. History that they participate in the creation of a future, of their future, already ultra connected. Coding develops their ability to create, logic, problem solving and strategy. 

1, 2, 3 coding: Programming lessons from the sandbox

 - Eloise Roulette | Published on May 18, 2018 - PARIS MATCH

For apprentice coders, it is the possibility of assimilating a multitude of skills while having fun: "They continue to marvel when the robot moves and they do not realize that they are learning because everything is oriented around game". 

But also to discover a talent: “It is not necessarily children with high academic success who do best, because this kind of activity calls on another form of intelligence. We really have personalities that come to light during these activities.

How CodeNPlay Prepares Primary School Children for the Future

 - Rebecca Weight | Published on December 27, 2017 - MEDIUM


CodeNPlay trains computational thinking — the 'thought process of machines' — through robotics in a playful way to kids aged 6 and older.


It's the mission of CodeNPlay to “ensure every kid understands and becomes a creator of his or her technological future.”

“I want coding to be part of the curriculum. Through CodeNPlay, I can show that it works even if I cannot change the curriculum. I can do something now”

Nadine Khouzam, the social fiber of Facebook

 - Arnaud Martin | Published on August 17, 2018 L'ECHO


The engineer then launches CodeNplay, her "social start-up" as she calls it. A non-profit project that tackles a project that the public service does not yet dare to take on completely: teaching coding. “Yet it is an essential skill that everyone should acquire”

For this, it attacks the problem at the base by focusing directly on the youngest. “We offer an introduction to coding from the age of six in partnership with schools. We train children but also teachers and soon student-teachers”, explains the manager again.

Take the rhythm of algorithms from the age of six

 - Valentine Van Vyve | N.d  LA LIBRE

"We tend to only compare this to mathematical logic, but it goes well beyond that. We notice that digital writing helps to structure thought and therefore develops ease of written expression. In addition, coding develops both creativity and the ability to solve problems". The first serves the second in an "infinite creative space".

If she judges that "Europe is lagging behind digitally", it is not too late to get moving. Reason why she launched "CodeNplay" without everything being directly perfect.

Belgian Children's Rights Prize


Nadine Khouzam, the founder ofCodedNOTPlayis one of the TOP Most inspiring Women in Tech - Europe 2022 by EQL:HER

CodedNOTPlaywas an initiative nominated for the Belgian Children's Rights Prize in 2017


a citizens' initiative


CodeNPlay is a citizen initiative that makes the difference in Brussels (March 21 to 24, 2019)

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