Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and children need to understand and be able to work with the technology around them. Having children learn coding at a young age prepares them for the future. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, writing, and confidence.
Here are a few benefits for children!
- Coding makes children learn to think
Computer coding isn’t just about learning how to type lines of code; it is more about teaching children how to think differently. Children need to be able to see a large problem and break it down into smaller pieces to solve it effectively. They need to be able to strengthen their brain and think of a way out, even through failures.
- Coding improves children’s academics
Coding helps children learn how to plan and be organised—this can help improve skills in writing and general planning of assignments. Learning to code also requires children to apply math in their daily activities, naturally enhancing their math skills.
- Coding fosters creativity
By experimenting, children learn and strengthen their brains. Even when they make a mistake they learn. Children can be creative and creativity is encouraged.
- Coding improves writing academic performance
Children who learn to code understand how to plan and organise thoughts. This can lead to better writing skills that can be built upon as coding skills develop over time.
- Coding helps children become confident problem solvers
As they learn to code and give direction they learn that there is no one way to do something and that even if their way didn’t work. They can improve upon what they have already done without worrying about failing.
At Quantum Space, Learning and Innovation Hub, children learn how to design, create and code games and apps which empowers them to believe that they can create anything.