Why Your Kids Should Learn Coding
Everyone’s talking about coding, but do our kids really need to learn to code?
Shouldn’t we encourage them at every opportunity to get out and explore the real world?
And yet, our kids will have to make their way in a digital world.
A world created with computer code and more, controlled by it.
None of us have a crystal ball view of that digital future, but there are big things we do know for sure already, about what the spread of technology will mean for us and for our families.
Consider jobs first, I mean, what work/jobs will there be for your kids to do in the future?
In the future, so many jobs our parents did just wouldn’t exist any longer. In finance, retail, manufacture, in the creative industries, jobs have vanished and continue to vanish, replaced by computers.
But all these computers need to be coded by human hands to do this work. Learning to code, might just be what helps our kids get and hold onto a job they can raise their own family on.
And the earlier they start learning, the easier they’ll find it, because you see computer code is just a language and young children are hard wired to learn languages at the speed of light.
Benefit of learning coding as a child
There are lots your child stands to benefit as per learning coding at a tender age, but there is a bigger reason, and it’s very simple, learning to code lets our kids make stuffs.
And once they can make stuffs with technology, their own stuffs, our kids stop being passive consumers and they start to shape and create actively and purposefully their digital world.
Learning to code transforms screen time into an endlessly, rich opportunity for our children to explore and enjoy the real world and express themselves thoughtfully and creatively within it.
Coding is helping our kids learn to control technology rather than be controlled by it. But more than anything, it’s fun, great fun and it lets them experience the pure joy of being a maker.
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