There are numerous ways to get your children interested in the world of coding and programming. STEM education, for example, integrates the fields of science, technology, engineering and math into one big subject, in order to create more interactive classes and prepare today’s kids to lead tomorrow’s world.
Also, initiatives like the Hour of Code, or the many robotics competitions that are available for students to join, offer children from a very young age the possibility to explore the world of coding in a smoother, exciting, and more engaging way.
But there is one more thing that could help your kids develop a deep interest for learning how to code. A way in which you’ll be able to even create a deeper bond between you two. Do you know what we’re talking about? Yes. Movies.
Movies as a pedagogical tool
Movies can show your kids different dimensions of reality, and can truly engage them with different industries, fantasy worlds, characters, and most important of all: values. In this article, we will show you 4 amazing movies to get your kids interested in coding.
Ready? Prepare some popcorn because these movies will help your kids in a way you’re not even aware of.
Yes, good old Neo can engage your kids with coding and STEM! Even though the Matrix offers a catastrophic reality of our world, it shows that through coding, anyone can create anything and make it seem not only real but amazing! The point is not for your kid to ask if the spoon either exists or not, but instead, to understand that through code, they can indeed create anything they can imagine.
The Matrix could be a phenomenal movie for your children to realize the power of coding while understanding at the same time that they need to take care of the environment, for us not to end up needing to build a virtual reality to survive.
Who knows? Maybe Morpheus does exist and your kid is the one. If that happens, send our greetings to Ms. Oracle.
Oh, how adorable is Wall-E! Through this spectacular movie, your children will fall in love with the worlds of robotics and, most likely, will want to learn how to build their very own robot. At the same time, your children will understand how important it is to take care of the environment and why recycling is so, so important.
Well, learning how to build robots and virtual robots can provide your kids with a wide set of 21st century skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. We’re sure that after watching this great film, a little spark will light up, and your kids will want to become change agents and positively impact the world.
The history and legacy of the Skywalker family can absolutely inspire your kids to follow the path of coding and engineering. We invite you to encourage them to create new, innovative tools to combat the Empire and to design new robots to give company to R2D2, C3P0 and BB8.
After watching one (or even better, all) of these movies, invite your children to become a new character. Invite them to create. We’re sure they’d like to team up with Han Solo, Luke, Rey, Finn, or even with the amazing Chewbacca. What do you think? Try it out and may the force be with you!
Back to the future
An amazing oldie! This movie is simply extraordinary, and even though it has not yet been proven that time travel is possible, this breathtaking film can show your kids that through engineering, programming, creativity and innovation, they can achieve every single one of their goals.
Marty McFly and Dr. Brown could be the ultimate people to finally convince your kids that with the right tools, anything they imagine can be turned into a reality.
Maybe your kids will be the ones in charge of inventing the real-time machine, and who knows? They might end up using a DeLorean to do so. Give them the chance to create!
It is time to learn coding… or to learn how to make movies!
See? We think that these four movie nights we are offering you and your family can engage your children with the world of coding. But in case they just fall in love with the movies themselves, and not with coding at all, there is always the possibility for them to learn how to create, produce, and upload their very own movies.
In our online, coding courses your kids will receive tons of 21st-century skills while interacting with well-prepared instructors and with classmates from all over the globe. Give your kids the chance to be whoever they want to be, and to receive amazing tools to succeed!