Busy Code

Busy Code introduces very young children (6-11) to coding and teaches them the fundamentals of how to create, run and debug simple programs. In other words they can have lots of fun making Busy Things' Beard Man walk and dance!


There are five areas in Busy Code - each progressing in difficulty. Within each area are three activity types - tutorials, challenges and projects.

Busy Code has been designed as a lead into Scratch – the widely used programming platform for older children going into secondary school and beyond.


Tutorials – simple and fun - introducing new programming concepts step by step.
Challenges – children are given problems to solve using the concepts that have been introduced in the tutorials.
Projects – open-ended tasks that let children experiment with the concepts they have learnt. Allowing them to be creative and see how the changes they make can alter the program.

  1. Connect with BusyCode and enter your library card number when prompted.
  2. From the login landing page, select a tutorial, read the activity information and click start.