In light of the recent announcement on compulsory coding classes for upper Primary students, there has been a spike in interest in coding and programming island-wide. But what does it really mean for your child, and how will these 10 hours of coding classes help your child? While we believe that it is good to give your child a head start in the coding journey, here are 3 reasons why we feel that coding isn’t for everyone.
Forcing children to learn how to code will take away the fun of coding, and turn it into yet another compulsory activity that they have to participate in. Part of the joy of coding and programming is the solving of complex problems through computational thinking and reasoning. Without the inherent interest, children won’t be as receptive to solving these problems creatively (and missing the opportunity to grow in the process).
While it is well to send your child to coding classes from age 6, we believe that coding is rarely tied to age – it is a lifelong skill that can be picked up at any ages as long as the interest and drive is there! Why give your child a head start then? For it is through the process of learning how to code, children can see how technology works and most importantly, learn to solve problems with technology from a young age.
In the future, if everyone is a programmer, how will your child stand out from the rest? The answer lies in APPLIED LEARNING. By taking their coding skills to the next level and using technology to solve complex real-world problems that are bigger than themselves, children will be the real change-makers of the future!
So what does this mean for your child and how can you ensure that your child is not merely a programmer but a CREATOR? Perhaps we can help you! Register for our FREE Kodecoon trial classes and let our trained instructors assess if your children are at the right age to start coding and if they have the innate interest in coding. Simply contact us or register online!