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On Learning: So why is it a good idea to learn how to code at an early age? Episode 1

What skills can youth learn from coding to help them prepare for the future?

So why is it a good idea to learn how to code at an early age?

Coding is a key building block in our modern world of technology. It’s everywhere – in every industry and almost every piece of technology that we use now. From the simple apps that makes our lives easier, to software that companies use to run faster and more efficiently – created with code.  Think of coding is a way to express and transform ideas into useful and creative applications in everyday living.

Coding is a tool where kids can use computers and technology to express and transform their ideas into something real. Learning to code at an early age can help kids prepare for easier adoption of  the next iterations of platforms and programming languages. This Episode addresses key questions and answers that parents and kids may have as to how coding can augment formal school education class learning.

So why start kids at such an early age when technology and programming languages are always changing?

When youth learn to code at an early age, they learn the process of creating, testing, failing, evaluating, problem solving and iterating through this process. Through computational thinking they learn how to do activities in steps. Through coding, kids start to develop the basics of computational thinking.

By making coding accessible to youth – even at a pre-school age, we enable kids to explore and develop their  human creativity and empower them to become our future innovators.

About the Featured Parents

Image Credit: FutureCite Inc

Parents, Wai-Mei Morgan and Jennifer Lam discuss why is it important for kids to learn coding at an early age.  Jennifer is a co-founder of Discover Coding.

You can contact Jennifer Lam in our Connect Forum at FutureCite.com with your questions and inquiries on coding for youth!

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