The magazine has won a few awards with our current name, beanz, and when our title was named Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine.
Academics’ Choice Award™
“I LOVE that beanz makes topics that are typically intimidating (especially for newbies) completely approachable and kid-friendly. Even novice coders or those just dipping their toes in the STEM waters will find a project, an idea, or a concept that appeals to them in each issue. As a former teacher turned homeschooling parent, I LOVE (love, love!) when cross-curricular learning takes place. Each of the projects and ideas included in beanz require a child to employ cross-curricular skills. A child isn’t simply coding or creating a Roblox account. Kids are using math, science, art, or critical thinking.”
Tillywig Family Favorite Award
“This marvelous print and online magazine is a hugely enjoyable and impactful way for kids (and adults) to learn about coding, computer science, and technology! Each issue comes packed with diverse, fascinating articles that are as entertaining as they are enlightening, computer and tech-related content that spans past, present and future…In the 10+ years that Tillywig has been reviewing educational products and publications, we’ve not seen a better children’s resource with respect to coding, computing and technology than Beanz magazine. Highly recommended!”
Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award
“Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine brings back the easily digested magazine format, offering resources for both beginning and experienced programmers. There are articles that do include code – for example, one recent issue had a tutorial on writing a simple Java function to draw text-based kittens – but there are also articles on computer history, programming clubs and events, easily learned (but powerful) computer hardware and software platforms, guides to lesser-known but useful or accessible programming languages, information on kid-friendly programming apps, and profiles of computer professionals. … The magazine features as many women and girls as men and boys (an extremely important feature for a publication in a field that loses talented young women at an alarming rate s they enter college and the profession) and people from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.”