According to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”
This doesn’t matter what you will become in live but logical thinking is baseline for all work you do in any part of life. First, learning programming empowers kids. Coding puts children in control of the computer and through experimentation builds mastery in sequencing skills, counting, problem solving, logical thinking, cause and effect, and critical thinking.
Why we should teach coding in elementary school?
Just like learning a foreign language, the language of coding should begin early with vocabulary terms such as program, sequence and algorithm. Developing the basics provides students with the computer skills they will need for any career they choose in the future.
One of stream is computer science. The earlier we introduce coding to children, the more comfortable they will become with computers and technology and the more successful they will become when presented with more challenging learning opportunities. Children are extremely eager to learn how to code.
Why coding instruction should begin as early as possible?
Coding or computer programming is writing a set of instructions that a computer understands so it will perform a task. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. Additionally, children can express themselves through code and find it cool to create games, apps, and websites and to even control robots.