Recent Researches have shown that “learning to code” at an early age has proven benefits in developing a child’s ability to learn mathematics, improving academic performances and making them problem solvers.
Here are five reasons why coding is essential for young brains:
1.Coding is a language making children understand technology better.
Language is prime as it teaches the children how to communicate and teaches logical thinking. In addition to that, language also boosts verbal and written skills. It has been proved since ages that students who can think in more than two languages are better at understanding. Coding-like any other language can help children to understand how computers, processors and machines around them communicate with humans, how the technology around them operates, and how can they instruct the devices what to do?
2. Coding fosters creativity.
By experimenting with machines, robots and computers, children learn more effectively. Even when they make a mistake, they learn something. While learning to code, quite often, one has to troubleshoot, in order to make a program run- and that’s where learning happens. Creativity is part of the process and not always the product.
3. Coding helps children with maths skills.
Coding helps children to be able to visualise the abstract concepts, lets them apply maths to solve the real-world problems, and makes math more creative and FUN!! Coding, today is an essential part of STEM programs.
4. Coding improves writing academic performance.
Children who learn to code understand how to organize and plan thoughts. Just like giving instructions to the machines telling them what to do- step by step. This can lead to better writing skills.
5. Coding makes students better problem solvers.
As students learn to code, in process, they fail again and again till they reach a solution to a particular real-world problem. They can improve upon what they have already done without worrying about failing.