Coding at an early age sounds weird to us. Do you feel it’s overburdening for your kid?
Let’s have a look at the actual scenario.
Coding in itself is a way of developing creativity and innovation. These in turn will help them with a better understanding of problems and hence finding out the best-suited solution to it. To begin with, you have to have a very clear idea of what it is you’re going to learn, and you need to have a good understanding of the fact that the knowledge you will be gathering is going to pay some sort of remuneration when all is said and done.
Coding to kids – Coding is how human beings interact with computers, and what is actually used to build and run websites, apps, games, and more. General steps to be followed are:
Start with the why, outline the benefits, define key terms, study examples, choose a language, and get started!.
Benefits of coding:
1. Higher demands of coders.
There is a huge demand for coders at the present and the coming days. Statistics say that more than 70% of all new STEM jobs are in computing, but hardly 10% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science. So there is a SERIOUS shortage of CS majors.
2. Competitive advantage for entrance to jobs or higher studies.
If you have a skill which is the need of the hour and that many of your competitors lack–such as coding ability–it’s obvious that you appear more desirable for college admission authority and interviewers for jobs.
3. A better understanding of the world around
Most people do not know the basic making of smartphones, laptops, social media networks, and video games run. But when you have Basic programming knowledge you can have a different look on how we interact with the technologies we use (and take for granted) daily. And also coding can open our eyes to the infinite possibilities available to flourish in life.
4. Improves creativity
languages are learned to express oneself. The same is true with computer languages. Computer coding empowers kids to not only learn about digital media and technology but also to create it. Instead of simply using an app or playing a video game kids can actually think of making their own video game, or envision what their own website or educational app might look like—and hence this leads to an outlet for expression.
5. Improves problem-solving skills
When kids code, the problems which initially come to them are complex problems. Through coding, they are able to break them down into smaller parts.
Kids learn how to approach a problem in the same way a software engineer does, with logical, computational thinking. This logical thinking approach is a powerful tool in every sector right from school, workplace, and life in a broader sense.
With all these codings becomes fun and satisfying for kids. For them, coding actually is the challenge and reward of seeing their code come to life after going through a good debugging session.