From online coding courses, games and apps to in-person coding instructions and offline learning, there are endless coding resources available. Kids should not miss the opportunity to practice coding skills!
Learning to code will increase your child’s odds of securing a lucrative STEM career, especially in a world where computing jobs are growing at over twice the national average.
Well, here we are.
We are seeing STEM education stats stating that by 2018, 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. In addition, 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing, but only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science.
We’ve officially moved beyond simply saying “coding is cool, so go do it,” end of story. Instead, we are now saying, “coding is in fact cool, but you should also go do it because you’ll be rewarded as a result.”
In other words, there are jobs, lots of them—and jobs that pay very well. What makes this even better is that it is not just the jobs or the coolness. But also it provides many skills such as creativity, problem solving, computational thinking and many others as a result of kids learning to code.
With the knowledge of how to code, students can understand the world around them much better.
Not all future jobs will require programming, but every child should at least be given the opportunity to try coding. The importance of computer science education is not necessarily about equipping the next generation to work as software engineers; rather, it is about introducing children at a young age to a discipline that they all too often never get the chance to form an opinion about. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, your child will gain a foundation for success in any career path. As a child solves problems through writing real code, they simultaneously can develop 21st century skills.
Helping kids learn to code may seem tough, but there are clever services that make it easy. For example, Codementum provides innovative visual coding languages, making coding easy and fun. Kids love to engage with their game-based approaches. Coding requires a lot of typing and attention to precise syntax, kids (who are just starting to learn) may get frustrated with syntactic issues and cryptic errors. Visual picture-based block coding eliminates the need for typing and syntax. Kids simply connect blocks to create games, animations and stories, allowing them to focus on the logic behind the code. Learning programming has never been easier or more fun!
Kids of all ages – from primary to high-schoolers – can learn to code. The same fundamental concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, repetition, conditional statements, loops and functions can be introduced to kids of any age or experience level.
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Research shows that kids learn best when they are engaged and can relate to the topic, which is why our learning paths are designed to be fun and cover a wide range of interests.Pathway to coding confidence
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We see that many developed countries provide children with coding training at an early age in order to acquire 21st century skills. Our children between the ages of 7-16 can enjoy these gains by having fun and engaging with Codementum.
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