It’s Never Too Early: Why All Kids Should Learn to Code

  • It prepares kids for the world they live in — lots of jobs involve understanding limitations and capabilities of code if you do like marketing, design, e-commerce, data science.
  • They will be also better able to understand what the software they use can do and why, and be less afraid of it. They will also be able to find the niches where code can’t substitute for the human mind yet, and take advantage of that. In a world that is constantly asking people to start preparing for work earlier and earlier, this can only be a good thing.
  • If they learn computational thinking and design patterns while learning to code, they’ll be able to code in any coding language. Coding has many uses, which include: designing a game, speeding up a process at work, creating a calculator to simplify decision making, making people laugh by building a one-pager around a meme…the list goes on.
  • Kids who learn how to code will be better able to understand how the world around them works. Code Rules Everything Around Us.
  • Solving a problem with code gives kids confidence they can build something. The feeling that they can control & influence the world around them is powerful, and will make them more assertive and confident later in life.
  • Kids learn better & faster when young. Why not take advantage of that?
  • By designing programs intended for other people’s use, kids can learn how people think. This can teach them empathy.
  • Kids could end up learning marketing by proxy by encouraging people to use their work.
  • The urge to complete a project can encourage a habit of self-directed learning. This drive can be applied to learning how to do many other things.

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