When asked if he considers himself a computer genius, 7-year-old Kedar Narayan answered in the affirmative. We don’t blame him: he started coding when he was 5 years old and his mom put some limits on his video game use.
Kedar loves video games, but in his words, “it wasn’t making me any smarter and it was affecting my growth.”
So did that mean Kedar had to give up a hobby he loved? Nope! He decided to make his own video games by learning how to code. That, my friends, is a parent-approved activity if there ever was one.
Starting with a program called Scratch, Kedar is constantly expanding his computer language knowledge. He’s learning Java Script and HTML 5 now, and he won’t stop until he’s mastered them.
We were lucky enough to have Kedar on the show and he created an app just for us! It’s based on the game Whack-a-Mole but it’s called Clickarama. You click the good ramas, avoid the bad ramas, and above all, try to click the Wonderama!
If you’re interested in creating your own video games, remember these wise words from Kedar the computer genius himself: “Programming is fun and it’s for everyone!” We couldn’t agree more.
Check out Kedar’s TED Talk here.