Problem-solving is a skill we all want for our children. We know that by strengthening this exceptional ability, our children will have a better and smoother interaction with the world, with their peers, and with the workforce of the future. Being able to solve problems in a fast, strategic way will open several doors for them and will empower them with tools that will certainly differentiate them from everyone else.
As you know, problem-solving is related to leadership and teamwork. If your children can enhance this skill, they will be masters at problem-solving in no time. Let’s take it one step further. What if, instead of running into a problematic situation, your kids could actually anticipate them and avoid them in a way that is effective, fast, and smart?
When playing chess, there is a way for your kids to anticipate potential problems and build up themselves in advance to create unprecedented solutions that will leave their teammates and collaborators astonished.
So, let’s cut to the chase! What resources can our children utilize to learn today how to anticipate the problems of tomorrow? In this article, we are going to mention one of them: Coding. Through coding, your children will not only boost endless 21st-century skills that will turn them into future-ready change agents, but they will also bolster their ability to anticipate problems and avoid them.
Are you ready to give your children the intellectual “gadgets” they’ll need for the future? Here we go!
No need for problem-solving: Coding can teach kids how to anticipate problems!
As we mentioned before, this is an ideal and utopic scenario. We live in a competitive world in which your children will have to face problems. Not only that, we believe that facing problems, and even failing during the first couple of tries, is an extremely important and valuable learning experience for all kids. That is why, in all the online courses offered by Tekkie Uni, mistakes are considered learning materials from the get-go.
How can coding help kids anticipate problems and build up effective and strategic solutions in advance? We like to explain it as it follows:
The need to plan ahead: Scratch
When kids start thinking about the game they want to design and create, planning becomes an essential part of the process. Before even starting, they must know what they want to do, what they want to create, and what the user is going to experience when playing the game they have just created.
Once they learn how to operate the different platforms they’ll use to create a game or software, they’ll begin to understand all the struggles, stages, and steps they’ll go through to end up creating what they wanted to create.
It is exactly that experience they’ll have when coding with Scratch, for example, that will begin to build up a personality that thinks about the potential problems they might have in the future, without necessarily having to run into them. Why? Because knowing all the potential scenarios they might have to face forces our kids to be ready for all of them and to gather diverse potential solutions they hope not to use.
Strategic thinking: Board games, chess, and coding!
Coding isn’t only about computers, technology, and binary languages. As many people say, including Ivgi, the Head of Tekkie Uni: Coding is a way of thinking. One thing that can definitely help our kids anticipate problems in the future is actually having faced these issues in the past.
But, how are we going to make sure our children face problems and have the ability to solve them? How can we turn problems into educational and academic resources that can strengthen their capacity? Well, it is as simple as this: The fun factor.
Board games, for example, can help our children with their strategic thinking skills and can offer them a different perspective when it comes to both frustration and problem-solving. Board games can highly impact our kids’ ability to think strategically, and therefore, to anticipate problems they might have in the near future.
Hands-on learning: When they do, they experience.
Hands-on learning and project-based learning are both exceedingly important things if we want our kids to be successful, independent learners who enjoy the process of gaining knowledge and strengthening skills.
In the same logic presented above, hands-on learning will enable your kids to face problems and force them to solve them in a creative and competent way. Only when having solved several problems in their life, they’ll be in the position to add problem-solving skills to their arsenal of competencies.
It is then when the magic happens: Suddenly, your kids can identify the potential problems they might have and not only anticipate them, but also avoid them in a smart, intelligent, and proactive way.
Last but not least, having this is a strong ability will also boost your children’s self-esteem and self-expression.
Coding is just around the corner. Your children can anticipate problems.
Give it a try. Give your children the opportunity to reach their full potential. Enable them to receive all the tools they need to turn the world into a better place.
Anticipating problems and being able to solve the ones they could not anticipate will leave your kids in a position of privilege, a position in which creativity, freedom and recognition are going to play the leading roles.
Enroll your kids in one of Tekkie Uni’s online coding courses and let yourself be amazed by their extraordinary progress, and with the fascinating projects they are going to create.
Are you ready to give them wings? The time is now!