Knowing how to code makes children a stakeholder in our world of technology, not merely a user of it.
Coding is now the key language of communication in our digitally networked world
Coding is another language used in communication between people and machines. It holds the key to managing and controlling online environments. Just like any other language, coding can unlock the language processing centres of our brain. This can result in higher creativity and developing other language-related skills.
Coding enriches your kids’ learning abilities
Learning to code is helping children develop computational skills, talents and abilities which is translated into stronger academic work in the classroom. Computational skills are critical to brain growth as a child learns analysis, trouble-shooting and problem solving via coding designs.
Coding encourages your kids’ creative thinking
In coding, there is no one right way of solving a problem. This promotes out-of-the-box thinking skills, a big plus in future jobs where employers will seek out creative problem-solvers to look for answers in an effort to increase productivity and lower costs.
Coding opens up unlimited possibilities in the classroom, especially in STEAM disciplines
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics are disciplines that require creativity and thinking skills. The analytical means of solving a problem via coding provides children with new opportunities and perspectives when tackling school work. The analogy of our brain as a muscle best explains the need to exercise it in order to increase it’s efficacy and increase brain vitality.
It’s never too late to begin. With computing knowledge, children are better equipped to:
- use computers for analysis and experimental purposes with the goal of achieving precise results – SCIENCE
- design and programme robust systems for application in real world problems – TECHNOLOGY
- use technology to design, build and test smart buildings for efficient use – ENGINEERING
- use art and design to bring forth innovation – ARTS
- challenge the brain into new ways of thinking and organizing knowledge for problem solving – MATH
Exposing children to coding can be likened to a life skill that will keep them relevant to an ever-changing world.
At KIDSCODE, we want our kids to become efficient users of technology and design new ways of using technology in their future jobs.