DIGITAL CONSUMPTION VS. DIGITAL CREATION
Kids love to play digital games and use smartphone apps. But that means they are exposed to screens, sometimes more than we wish and in ways that are essentially passive. As parents, we can help turn kids’ natural interest in digital media into productive learning activity.
By learning to code, kids can gradually shift from being digital consumers, to becoming digital creators.
Coding has become a fundamental skill in today’s world, and just like learning to read and write, it’s best to start at a young age.
WHAT WILL GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START?
- Coding develops thinking skills. It requires high levels of activity in multiple areas of the brain and develops logical, process-oriented thinking.
- Coding develops creativity. Working on coding projects inspires imagination. It challenges kids to think outside the box and solve problems in a creative way.
- Coding builds confidence. Designing and implementing coding projects from scratch and sharing self-made products with family and friends, allows every child to experience the feeling of success.
- Coding contributes to success in other fields. Learning to code provides a new way of thinking about abstract mathematical concepts. It encourages creative thinking. It teaches students a new, highly logical way of communicating. As a result, it supports student success in such diverse fields as math, art and reading comprehension.
- Coding leads to innovation. Coding is everywhere. It has revolutionized the way we consume knowledge, work and connect with people. Learned at a young age, coding gives young people the tools they will need to play an active role as innovators in this new digital world.
- Coding is best learned at a young age. Learning to code is often compared to learning a new language. Kids learn faster, understand better and absorb more when they’re taught coding at a young age.