The main areas of child development are: cognitive, social, physical, and emotional.
From school, they can build social, physical, and emotional development. Cognitive areas include thinking, reasoning, exploring, and problem-solving skill.
Children ages 6 to 12 years old develop the ability to think in concrete ways, It is the right age to build the foundation of cognitive skills.
Coding means the ability to give instructions to the machine and to read and write machine language.
There are some platforms to learn to code with kid-friendly interfaces, ex. Scratch, code.org, etc. They can select their own character, they can design their own background, and choose the action that they want to perform which will ultimately make them more creative.
Identifying and solving errors in the program can increase their analysis towards life.
When they create their own logic to write a code and when they find the step by step instructions to provide improves their logic building and mathematical capability.
C’mon why to just learn coding to get a new skill we can also learn for fun. With all gamification, it will give you a feeling like you’re playing some kind of game and you’re writing code to win scores or points.
As technology evolves, we should keep our kids tech-ready by inculcating skills that can make them understand the change and be ready when that change occurs.
When we know that we have learned a new skill it makes us exciting and automatically builds confidence.
As a software developer, I feel like a magician and coding is like magic that can turn things around. No one would have imagined in the 80s that technology can bring so much change we have our own mobile phone, virtual assistant, everything can be possible with just one click.
But that doesn’t mean we should force our kids to learn to code if they don’t want to. They can always try to learn to code and only do it if it makes them interesting not under pressure.
One should teach coding in a way that makes kids fall in love with it, and One should learn it in such a way that makes them closer to solving problems and technology every day.
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