Kids as young as 7 years of age can start coding and learning programming basics. In fact, coding for kids has gained popularity rapidly in recent years as technology becomes increasingly part of everyday life. Kids who learn to code when they’re young can set themselves up for a lifetime of opportunities for success.
We should ask a question ourselves.
How do we get today’s students ready for tomorrow’s challenges?
From ALOHA, we are trying to push our children towards 21st-century learning. We don’t know what it is going to be like when they are out working in 10 to 15 years. We don’t know what skills they are going to need, it is not that world anymore. So really what we are preparing them to do is to think critically, to be able to communicate, to collaborate, and to be creative.
Learning to code is important because it is a different way of thinking. It creates in our mind a design map and so we think it forces students to think very creatively and to experiment with different options of what is ” How do we code? and “How do we code efficiently?”
Coding skills will be a necessary part of the future career. If students want to have a good job or they want to start their own business, coding knowledge will help them to do much better compared to others who don’t have coding skills.