The Kano computer is designed to help children learn basic coding through play. We thought this was a different way to help support Ioan’s reading and spelling, as well as working on numbers. The Kano is Ioan’s chance to spend one-to-one time with Daddy.


  • Kano Computer Kit


First of all, Ioan helped Liam to follow the instructions and build the computer.

Then they had a go at creating his first simple code. Liam demonstrated how to use the mouse pad and select and drag items. Ioan had never done this before, so it took some practise, but he was soon able to do it. Ioan was able to recognise some of the words within the code himself.

Ioan picked a dark blue background, to draw a little circle in light blue every frame.

Next, Ioan made the size of the circles larger.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Communication and language

ELG 02 – Understanding:

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Understanding the world

ELG 15 – Technology:

Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.