We all know that the initiative to get kids coding is important, not only for their future but it’s a great way to introduce them to the skill of problem solving and teaching them to work together. It helps develop their skills and allows them to be creative and have fun whilst learning. There are many ways of familiarising children to the concept of coding from coding camps to at home resources and now even some schools have included it into their curriculum. At Signify we are very passionate about being behind this initiative and know many reasons why this is an important skill for children to begin coding.
At a young age and even as an adult it can be easy to find a problem frustrating and give up however teaching children to code engages them in learning to solve problems. It encourages them to try different methods until they find a solution to the problem. This in turn will help them further with school across many subjects. It is also important to learn from mistakes, through coding if a mistake is made they are able to go back and correct it learning what went wrong and how to avoid it next time.
It’s an international language
People are coding throughout the world no matter their first language and coding is a language which stays consistent from country to country. Allowing children to code opens their opportunities to many international ones which they may not have had before and promotes them to not allow obstacles such as language barriers get in the way.
There is a lot more to learn
If you are looking for ideas on how to get your children coding check out a few resources here.