Unleashing Potential: The Benefits of Coding for Kids at Code Ninjas

We make coding fun for kids ages 5-14!

By Andy Lathrop, Owner of Code Ninjas Castle Rock and Parker August 21, 2023

Most parents today would agree that their kids are "digital natives" — someone who has grown up with technology all around and easily navigates digital devices and apps. But they also worry about too much screen time and not enough learning when using devices ranging from gaming consoles to mobile phones to personal computers. 

At Code Ninjas, we believe that learning to code is an important solution for more productive screen time and moves kids from mere consumers of technology to active creators! (We also believe in balance — get outside and play, too!)

Code Ninjas builds skills for future success!

Coding isn't just about writing lines of code; it's a mental exercise that promotes critical thinking, logical reasoning, and problem-solving.

At Code Ninjas of Castle Rock and Parker, kids learn to break down complex problems into smaller, manageable steps, enabling them to approach challenges with a structured mindset. This practice not only nurtures their cognitive abilities but also cultivates a problem-solving attitude that can be applied across various subjects and real-life scenarios.

Coding is creative! One of the most memorable and rewarding projects in my career was creating a software application for an agricultural company. They wanted to use weather and soil data from various sources to analyze how much irrigation to apply to a field. There was no other "app" I could use for reference — I had to create it on my own, using code.

As a Code Ninjas owner, I love that our programs emphasize the creative aspect of coding, allowing kids to transform their imaginative ideas into digital realities. Through coding, children can create their own games, animations, and interactive projects, fostering a sense of accomplishment and fueling their creative expression. This blend of creativity and technology sets the stage for young minds to become innovators and inventors of the future.

And did I mention it's FUN? When kids come in for their coding session, they can also spend time doing hands-on STEM activities like robotics, circuits, STEM games, and more with their peers. They can earn fun prizes like 3D prints and other ninja-themed toys. We also offer dedicated game and movie nights just to play with friends!

What Our Families Say

"The programs challenge my son to work hard and show some grit as he perseveres through the tougher challenges, and ultimately feel proud and accomplished in success. There are plenty of little wins to reinforce this behavior in between the belt levels. The Senseis and staff are fantastic in supporting and motivating him." –Brendan O., Parker parent

"This place is fantastic. My son enjoys every minute he is at Code Ninjas in Parker, CO. The staff is amazing. They feel like an extension of my family." –Gary T., Parker parent

"My boys like seeing the games that they have coded and watching them in action. They are also thrilled with stem time and the fact that they don't sit in front of the computer all session and can learn something else. They have learned bits and pieces about how to design 3d print modeling and have decided to learn more. My youngest has found a love for chess through playing with the staff at code ninjas." –Heather R., Castle Rock parent

Something for Everyone

Code Ninjas offers a variety of programs and events for different ages, interests, and schedules.

We know you're busy! Our after-school coding program lets you schedule your visits at your convenience for one or two hours per week.

We have camps and clubs in popular and educational game platforms like Minecraft and Roblox and exciting technologies like 3D printing and robotics. 

If you're a homeschool family, our Castle Rock location offers flexible times and programs suited to your learning needs. 

Are your little ones already interested in tech? Our JR program in Parker for 5- to 7-years-old blends unplugged and screen activities in a completely visual curriculum – no reading required! Attend our upcoming Open House on August 26 or 30 to learn more!

Try Code Ninjas for FREE!

The best way to get started is to visit us in person for a free coding session. Your child will work one-on-one with an instructor to build their own game and experience our curriculum and learning center first-hand. Schedule your session online at Castle Rock or Parker, or give us a call.

When you visit or decide you're ready to enroll, mention Macaroni KID for $50 off the first month of any CREATE or JR coding program!

Code Ninjas Castle Rock
3855 Ambrosia St., Suite 102
Castle Rock, CO 80109
(303) 997-6791


Code Ninjas Parker
12231 Pine Bluffs Way, Suite 107
Parker, CO 80134
(720) 535-4390