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7 Benefits of coding for kids

Coding simply means telling the computer what to do. Kids love to be in charge and they enjoy what they do. With guidance from inspirers, they can even achieve more. Here are 7 reasons why coding is so crucial for kids:

1. New ideas are awesome

There is nothing as wonderful as coming up with ideas, kids like it all the time. The testing part to see if they work is the most exciting. Kids while coding, have the chance to develop ideas, and evaluate what works and what doesn’t. This helps them eventually in critical thinking as they grow.

2. Create. Do not just Consume

According to UNICEF (2018)1, 1 in 3 internet users are children. Are they safe? How much control do they or their parents have over what they consume? Coding comes in handy. One, there is the active instead of passive bit, which means creativity. Two, it provides a balance in entertainment for kids. Kids love what they create and with coding, they will do so independently; that is amazing.

3. Into the new digital world

Job creators are becoming more interested in job seekers who are more competent in computer skills. Our kids are the future employee/employers. As your kids become familiar with such skills early enough, they prepare for employability, flexibility and self-employability.

4. Problem solving is a must

Problem solving is as essential in life as food. Why? Children need to grow confidence in a world that is ever presenting new challenges. Malborough (2020)2 agree that, By viewing problems as opportunities to grow, children broaden their understanding while building confidence. Coding is one great way of learning problem-solving skills. The nice thing about this is kids do it all by themselves. This has a lasting impact in their lives, hence character building.

5. One more hobby

For every parent it is important that their children find productive activities. Coding is a wonderful way of kids spending their free time. Learning new challenges and skills prepares them for life ahead.

6. Self – employment. Why not?

Coding is part of computer science. If learnt consistently, youths can come up with ideas like creating apps, hence a business opportunity. As kids grow up, they learn to see gaps to be filled in the society, and at the same time, earning opportunities from what they can develop.

7. We all love good brains

It is scientifically proved that every intellectual engagement like coding is a boost for brain activities. Kashyap (2021)3 notes that, the brain’s capacity to learn is enhanced during computer programing. For instance, as kids solve the puzzles, they are challenged to have a good memory which is one of the most important brain functions. Kids brains at work, mommies and pappies at peace.

You or your children have always wanted to learn the basics of programming? You like puzzles and want to control robots? No problem. In our course you will learn the core concepts of programming with Karel.

The Karel programming language is a cool introduction to the world of programming and makes it much easier to get started in the world of Java, Python, C# and Co. We let the robot Karel wander through a labyrinth, pick up diamonds and solve puzzles together. Meet and code together from all over the world. We are looking forward to cool-coding with you. All you need is sustainable internet connection, zoom and a browser.

Depending on the people registering, it will be in english or german.

In case of any questions please contect us: coding4future.gbr@gmail.com. Susan and Chris are glad to assist you.

The Karel programming language is a cool introduction to the world of programming and makes it much easier to get started in the world of Java, Python, C# and Co. We let the robot Karel wander through a labyrinth and solve puzzles together.

What you need

  • curiosity, joy of learning, also from mistakes and you are at least 12 years old (12 to 99 years old)
  • computer and a stable internet connection
  • school english skills

Do not worry, we can always switch to German, Romanian or in Swahili. Our inspirers will take care of each of you.

Program

  • Introduction to the programming language Karel
  • Do it and learn: Let robot Karel wander too far through labyrinth and puzzle together

Are you with us? We are looking forward to cool-coding with you.

Who are we?

Team coding4future

Inspirer

Inspirer coding4future

  1. UNICEF (2018). More than 175,000 children go online for the first time every day, tapping into great opportunities, but facing grave risks. Retrieved from https://www.unicef.org/eca/press-releases/more-175000-children-go-online-first-time-every-day-tapping-great-opportunities 

  2. Malborough (2020). Why is problem solving important in Child Development? Retrieved https://www.marlborough.org/news/~board/health-and-wellness/post/why-is-problem-solving-important-in-child-development 

  3. Kashyap N. (2021). How Programming Affects Your Brain: 3 Big Truths Backed by Science. Retrieved https://javascript.plainenglish.io/how-programming-affects-your-brain-fedea6b02f85