Parents are pretty anxious about teaching their children about coding. Understanding technology requires time and experience rather than the ability to code. Though coding has many theoretical benefits.
On the contrary, if parents make their kids understand why coding is important and help them to gain interest in it, learning to code in school can be pretty fun if they know exactly what and why they should learn and what can you do in the future if you learn it.
We live in a Digital Age and almost everything we do or learn requires some form of coding/programming. There can be several advantages if coding can be taught in school.
Coding puts children in control of the computer, and through experimentation, it builds mastery in sequencing skills, counting, problem-solving, logical thinking, cause and effect, and critical thinking. Children can express themselves through code and find it cool to create games, apps, and websites and even control robots.
In China, teaching children coding has become as important as learning Maths and Chinese. They’re exposed to coding before they enter pre-school.
Don’t you think that in the next 5-10 years people will not bother from which school your child has passed out but, how digitally literate the child is. The non-cognitive skills that children develop through coding lessons are even more beneficial to young learners than the technical skills they acquire.
Let us show you the reasons that focus on why coding should be taught in school:
- It can help children learn to problem-solve.
- Coding gives children a challenge and helps them develop resilience.
- Coding teaches and pushes children on how to think and be logical.
- A child expands their creativity when they learn to code.
- Coding is learning while having fun.
Rather than just interacting with computers and technology, children can create technology that is essential for possible career paths in the future. Developing just the basics provides students with the computer skills they will need for any career they choose in the future.
- Tips for teaching coding in school: Use live demonstration for better understanding.
- Use peer-to-peer instruction.
- Master one language at a time.
- Don’t just code, solve problems.
The earlier we introduce coding to children, the more comfortable they will become with computers and the more successful they will become when presented with more challenging learning opportunities.