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Coding is essential for Kids.

Coding needs to be an essential subject in the global educational system. Coding helps kid’s mathematical ability with critical-thinking skills to make them grow and pursue a great career.

Coding has become an essential subject in every educational system. Educators have pushed the demand of incorporating coding in essential subjects seeing its potential in solving future challenges of mankind. Coding increases a kid’s mathematical ability and critical-thinking skills in life and professional space. With many governments accepting coding and new educational reforms, the latest being in India where coding is made essential from class 6, to make considerable change in the thinking-process of kids. The early children learn to code, the better their chance at success.

ATLAB, one of the leading educational resource providers, is making all provisions to make coding essential to kids through the innovative STEM  and STEAM education system. Coding can be started in many ways and this article puts a light up on lesser known facts about children learning coding. Wonder how you can help your kid in learning coding?

Coding can be started at home with things available around. One of the easiest methods to teach coding at home is by using a deck of cards. One can also check for various amazing coding apps for teaching kids without even naming the process as coding. Even popular games like Minecraft have an education edition that helps kids to learn to code. There are various online classes provided by ATLAB which offers a variety of classes for elementary school, middle school and high school. This can give basic programming basics to kids which is fun and enriching. The online one hour sessions is good enough for a start through which even parents can learn coding.

There are many reasons why coding is essential for kids. From problem-solving skills, job opportunities, critical thinning, and creativity, there are umpteen number of reasons to learn programming.

Problem solving skills

Kids are always curious and want to know how things work. Understanding programming and coding helps kids to learn more about how things work. It also teaches them how software engineers use math in order to solve problems in a logical and creative way. This is an important reason that coding should be taught in schools, so children learn these skills while they are young.

Problem solving skills are useful in day to day life. Making children problem solvers can help them face any adverse situations in life. Learning to code gives children the chance to learn this type of skill while they are young and it can help them along the way in life. This is one of the big reasons coding is important to learn.

Computer programming

Computer programming helps children to understand that failing is essential for succeeding in life and open up new doors to opportunity. This is one of the most important reasons why kids should code, as they will learn quickly that ‘debugging’ your code is half the fun. While a kid fails while coding, it gives them a chance to retry and produce favorable results.

Think tank

Coding helps children to become think tanks. Coding helps children to think differently, making them more of a logical thinker. They will be able to break down large problems into smaller finer pieces which can be solved in a ritualistic manner. This method is called decompositioning and is one of the key features of computational thinking. Ideas in children can be enhanced and practical using effective coding. Coding helps to develop this way of thinking and these types of thinking skills are highly sought after.

Creativity

Coding imparts confidence in children. Children can design their own ideas and create something that is completely their own. Feeding children with the right aptitude to their creation makes them sharper and builds senseful solutions for tomorrow. Just like learning a language, or to play a musical instrument, children need motivation. Usually seeing results along the way is enough to cultivate this, and this is what happens when children learn to code.

Future Job

Computer programmers are always in demand and it’s always on rise. The career opportunities for programmers are increasing day by day. Employees who can code are the future and are highly sought after in any industry. Teaching coding at an early age can help kids to shape their career well and have a successful life ahead.

Mathematics is fun

Coding is the language of maths. Children can grow their math skills with coding without having the fear but more of fun. They can create new things using the logic and calculation they learn from coding.  This makes coding an essential subject in schools. Children who fear maths can now learn math and coding in an entertaining way.

Children can learn various educational and life skills by practicing coding. This helps them in facing real life situations in a more positive way and if these can be imparted by fun methods, then why not?