Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding?

Computer Coding for Kids: What is a computer
program? A computer program is a set of instructions
that a computer follows to complete a task. ‘Coding’, or ‘programming’ means writing the
step-by-step instructions that tell the computer what to do We are surrounded by computer
programs. Many of the devices and gadgets we use each day are controlled by them. These
machines all follow step-by-step instructions written by a computer programmer. Cell Phones. Programs allow you to make a phone call or send text messages. When you search for a
contact, a program finds the correct phone number. Computer software. Everything a computer
does, from browsing the Internet to writing documents or playing music, works because
of code written by a computer programmer. Games. Consoles are just another type of computer,
and all the games that run on them are programs. All the graphics, sounds, and controls are
written in computer code. Washing machines. Washing machines are programmed to follow
different cycles. Computer code controls how hot the water is and how long the wash takes. Cars In some cars computer programs monitor the speed, temperature, and amount of fuel in the tank. Computer programs can even help control the brakes to keep people safe.

36 comments on “Coding for Kids 1: What is Computer Coding?”

  1. Ravisha Gupta says:


  2. bundycamp says:

    Whenever I hear someone say "Coding" or "Programming" I die a little inside

  3. Doctor Disease says:

    88,000 kids watched this…. definitely not adults looking for a simple explanation……. I'm a kid….

  4. creepernoob gaming says:

    hi you are the best

  5. creepernoob gaming says:

    hi handsome

  6. anil kumar mendru says:


  7. ***Bucky Barnes*** says:

    hahaha, nice, video it's very useful.. thank DK books.

  8. TacNayn says:

    I think kids find the adult videos more useful.

  9. Martin Torres says:

    Hey DK! Haven't seen that logo in a while! Thanks for the upload! I'm trying to get a grasp on coding/programming to hopefully get into software development.

  10. NeXoNinja says:

    Thanks for this vid! I used a definition from this for my project for school!

  11. Jacob Calix says:


  12. skittle says:


  13. NxIL_ShifTZz says:

    So thats where you end up when you fall asleep watching YouTube Videos, i bet next time i end up watching how to speak to an elephant

  14. NPStation says:

    Very nice learning article. Thanks for sharing

  15. ImperfNerf says:

    I'm 17 😂

  16. NPStation says:

    Very informative video about the basics of coding. I am 10 years old and I am learning programming using javascript. This video is very helpful.

  17. Joshua Follente says:

    its so simple but so many people watch it

  18. MD'S Creation says:

    I am your 100 unlike👏👏👏👏

  19. Stephanie Cappelletti says:

    Hey I'm a kid

  20. Bongo mike_yt says:

    I is kid
    I is smart now

  21. Your Normal Guy with an avatar that can’t change. says:

    I am 11.

  22. callum debarra says:

    This did not help

  23. E.t.A A. says:

    So cool! The future!

  24. Abu Dharr says:

    the music is annoying

  25. Discord Trapman says:

    Roblox Kids trying to learn how to make an exploit, learn how to Reverse Engineer first.

  26. Ali Moussa says:

    I love coding.

  27. Otis Whitehead says:


  28. Sungsoo Oh says:


  29. Sungsoo Oh says:

    guess what this is in korean

  30. Blake Harmston says:


  31. Joseph English says:

    this vid sucks

  32. WVB Gaming says:

    i hav 5 kids its good for them

  33. WVB Gaming says:

    sorry those were mu children

  34. Phoenix Fury says:

    Google’s lost cousin…..

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