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Why Should You Teach Children To Code

“Coding is the new literacy”. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.

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Why is it so vital that we teach our children to code?

Computational Thinking Fosters Problem-Solving Skills. Research backs up the benefits of coding for kids especially in the classroom. Kids who learn coding and programming logic are better problem solvers, have stronger analytical reasoning skills, and become more involved, inquisitive learners and have a drive to construct knowledge. It teaches you how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems.<

It’s also a STEM discipline, one that teaches kids how the internet works, how many systems they rely on function. It’s also a skill critical for a global economy driven by technology.

An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world.

We are already living in a world dominated by software. Internet can be accessed through televisions, and almost everything can be done on our mobile phones. People used maps, now they can easily get a route map to anywhere. The world has become more digital and technical. Soon our house might also be operated by software.

Software is becoming a critical layer of all our lives. Coding is the new language of the world. As mentioned above, technology is all around us. As such, learning computer language can prove to be very beneficial. Not knowing the language of computers will be as challenging as being illiterate or innumerate are today.

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Will every job in the future involve programming?

No. But it is still crucial that every child learns to code. This is not about inclining every kid towards software engineering but promoting computational thinking. It is how software engineers solve problems. It combines mathematics, logic and algorithms, and teaches you a new way to think about the world.

The applications of this approach stretch beyond writing software. Fields as diverse as mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, physics, biology, archeology and music are applying the computational approach. In business, we are beginning to understand that markets often follow rules that can be discerned using computational analysis.

Teaching kids to code is a great way to develop several positive traits: quick-thinking, creativity, and many others. It is a highly-demanded job, even a student with limited knowledge in programming can land a job even without them looking for a job actively.