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Can a 3-year-old code?

That’s the intent of a former Microsoftie and children’s author Ayesha Hameed, who used to be a software developer for the tech giant based in Hyderabad, India. She’s created a new e-book series called Coding Palz.

Seeing a lack of books about coding for younger kids, she thought why not start them a little earlier? Coding Palz is for kids ages 3-8.

Photo via Amazon
Photo via Amazon

So far, the first four books are already on Amazon, but the entire series will have 20 books. Hameed has set up an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the rest of the series.

“Our dream is to kid-i-fy coding,” she writes on her Indiegogo page. “Coding is going to be literacy for the future generation. We want to provide affordable coding education to all kids. Your contribution will help us realize this dream.”

Kids can follow Json, Jazz and Ruby the robot through their coding adventures in the land of Codezilla. Parents need not understand coding to enjoy the books with their kids either. The first books are already getting great reviews on Amazon, with an average around 4.9 stars.

To date, Hameed has $440 toward her $3,000 goal and 53 days to go. A contribution of just $5 will get you five Coding Palz e-books.

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