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In a world dominated by technology, introducing kids to coding is an essential part of their education. But it’s critical to keep kid engaged and interested in what they are learning as part of this education – dry lines of code learned in isolation is rarely retained.
SEL, Social Emotional Learning, “is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.” SEL helps children understand their emotions, build relationships and make decisions, and there is no better way for young c
Learning to code is about both hard and soft skills. Of course, the technical skills – like using a specific programming language to write (and then play!) a game – are important.
Over the past 20 years, computer technology has progressed to be a necessity in our daily lives. The language of the future is software, and teaching kids how to code will provide them a much needed head start.
Over the past decade, interest for children learning to code has more than doubled. As a result, numerous online and school-based programs/curriculums have been developed to prepare the next generation of software developers and engineers.
There’s no doubt that when today’s students leave school they will enter into a globally-connected and digital world. Just like we would not send our children to a country that speaks a foreign language unprepared, we can prepare our kids for their futures by introducing them to coding.