In this day and age, with technology on the forefront of every gadget being used in every industry in the world, having computer knowledge is more than a skillful tool to have – it’s a necessity. Evidence suggests that children who learn the concept of computers have profound effects on the enhancement of their educational experience. Just as many computer programs that are offered on home systems are focused on both entertaining children and teaching them, which offers a process for teaching children without the child even realizing they are learning.
Why is it so vital that we teach our children to code? We are already living in a world dominated by software. Your telephone calls go over software-controlled networks; your television is delivered over the internet; people don’t buy maps anymore, they use the web; we all shop online. The next generation’s world will be even more online and digital. Soon, your house will be controlled with software, some of your medical care will be delivered over the web and your car may even drive itself.
We think of writing code (Programming) as Computer Science. Science is logical and has a method. Coding is also logical, and it also has a method, but when we code, we can use the logic and method to create. We can create games, videos, websites, art and really almost anything imaginable. What’s more, we can teach this new kind of creative literacy to our youngest children. In the same way that there are developmentally appropriate ways to expose young children to reading and writing, there are developmentally appropriate ways to introduce young children to coding.
Kids ages 5-12 obviously will not design and code software. However, they are old enough to be introduced to concepts in a fun way, We teach the fundamentals of computer Programming to students using the popular text-based programming language e.g: HTML, Python, PHP, JSP, C++ and many more. Students will start writing computer programs from the start into their first session in our practical approach, and we help students learn how to think like a programmer, programming good practice and how to become confident, independent coders. Most importantly, we make sure coding is fun.