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Why Reading Stories about Computers with our Kids is Important

miriamtocino profile image Miriam Tocino Updated on ・2 min read

We now live in a world where children are introduced to computers at an increasingly young age.

Three years ago, when I had my baby, this got me thinking about the way in which I'd like to introduce him to the world of computers.

We know that kids build their reality from books since they're very little and we see this every day at home. So, together with my husband, we began to say:

"Wouldn't it be cool if we read him stories happening inside a computer? About how computers do math, or graphics, or how the internet works? What if they were told by a 0 and a 1?!"

And that's how Zerus & Ona were born.


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Not every child needs to become a programmer.

But, it’s important that we give our children a bigger understanding of the world that affects them.

Getting to know how computers work will give them SUPERPOWERS. It'll become part of their toolkit to help them express themselves and create their own world.

In whatever way they choose!


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That’s why it’s important that we come up with fresh, exciting, innovative ways to introduce kids to the world of technology.

To reach as many of them as we can!

Eventually, getting more children into it will also end up building a more diverse tech industry in the upcoming years and decades, making it more inclusive.

Historically, diversity has been a force for social progress and development.

And given the importance that technology has in our daily lives now, the more diverse these tech teams become, the more caring, human, and loving digital world we'll all be experiencing.

I believe that projects like Zerus & Ona could help us all get there.


Want to know more about them?

Have a look at the Zerus & Ona collection.


It's a unique book series about computer-related topics to help young kids with their basic knowledge of computer science.

The stories and illustrations offer a hands-on approach for parents and educators to teach kids about the digital world without the need for a screen and through the power of books.

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Miriam Tocino

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Hi! I'm a mom, software developer and coding teacher, and I help your kids get excited about technology through the power of books.

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