Thriving in the new world requires understanding how digital products work. Most jobs already require a basic understanding of science, math, and software technology. So, what other way to give your kid a leg up in this new reality than provide him/her with opportunities to learn the basic building blocks of the future? We vote for coding :)
What does coding give your kid?
Programming isn’t just about mastering a few lines of code, in fact, it is more about thinking differently. When your kid figures out lego structures and puts together a puzzle, remember how great you felt? And how about how elated your kid became? Now imagine your kid actually designing the puzzle? Coding gives your kid that superpower.
Figuring out things is something kids do constantly. From how to walk to how to talk to more intellectual things like reading and writing. Coding at its core is problem-solving. And the more problems your kid solves, the more confident they become. Over time, this becomes a real commodity as the world will give anyone who would solve its problems anything he/she wants.
Resilience and confidence
Coding challenges kids while engaging them in a fun way. Kids develop a valuable life-long attribute: grit and resilience in the face of challenges. This crucial skill helps kids become more organized and approach life with more confidence.
But kids will be kids. If it is not fun, they are not interested. So fun should be a fundamental aspect of any learning process. Most parents think coding is boring. In actual fact, using the right tools or approaches you will find out it is very possible to have a lot of fun while coding.
We recommend the following solutions focused on making learning easy and fun for kids:
Game-based: platforms like Geeklama, Tynker or code.org helps keep young learners motivated and engaged. Even a Python course could be fun and engaging. Geeklama’s Python course is in a quest format where kids design routes to escape from an island.
Live online courses: live online classes like those offered by Geeklama are effective in engaging your kid with real-life instructions and applications.
“Drag and Drop” programming languages: for younger kids, it is always good to start with simple programming languages like Scratch developed at MIT which can be learned independently or with a tutor at Geeklama.
Sign up for any of Geeklama’s courses, use GEEKESTLAMA at check out for a $250 discount on any of your purchases.