Learning to code irrespective of what career your children chooses is very crucial in today’s world. Beyond that, research has also shown that Coding is an important knowledge that must be possessed in any career. In this Jet-Age, Coding is but a necessary skills which helps the human brain function and explore many possibilities.
From the games these kids play to the software you use on your computer’s, these are all the end results of coding. Computer Coding is everything in the world. Scientific, technology, economies they all depends on Coding . Coding is not limited to tech-related fields alone, it is also vital in manufacturing, healthcare, farming and by extension any industry that has a Coding component.
Myths About Coding
There are many myths about Coding, such as Coding is for science student and the Extra-brilliant heads. But research has shown that anyone no matter your level of educationcan learn to code. Whether your children are good in maths or not, all it takes is determination, focus, practice and consistency.
Coding is very easier to learn, as a web developer I write codes in different languages, although it takes consistency, after the mastery, then your children are good to go.
How Can I Introduce Coding To My Children ?
As a parent you can do more by introducing Coding to your kids which can help them develop life skills needed in the 21st-Century work environment. Explore the curiosity in your children by introducing them to coding, letting them take Coding classes, tutorials.
Children naturally love discovery, they enjoy learning new things, examining them, smelling and touching them. They ask a lot of questions, that is what Coding can do for them.
Coding Develops Creativity
The speed at which technology will evolve in the future, it will require creativity. This is where Coding comes in, it makes your children think outside the box. It makes them not to limit themselves to just only one way of solving problems. When they learn Coding, they learn that mistake is part of life they learn how to think on their own without going back to you as a parent. The creativity in children expand by the mistakes they make.
Coding Offers Your Children New Languages
Learning a new language offer children a new way to communicate instead of their previously known way of communicating. In today’s world, it is not only important but mandatory for children to learn the language of communication in technology. It helps to boost their confidence set them on the right path.
If these peers are exposed to new language at an early age, in no distance time, they can become fluent in it and even teach other kids.
Coding teaches Logical thinking and strengthen both oral and verbal skills.
Which parent wouldn’t want their children to have those skills ?
Benefits Of Coding
There are many benefits attached to coding. They are listed below :
– Coding helps children with mathematics, it helps them organise their thoughts in an orderly manner. Coding helps children visualise abstract concepts (unseen concepts.) They learn how to apply the rules of mathematics to the real world issues and create solutions.
– Coding teaches Collaboration
No man is an island of knowledge, collaboration is the password of coding. In creative environment, there are no right answers and no wrong answers. Coding teaches children to always seek advice from their peers and work together as a team instead of the one-man battalion mentality.
The development of these skills will later help them in the future because they would have known how to interact with other people and to minimize conflicts.
– Future Employment
In the future there is high probability that every job is going to involve Coding. Which will involve the basic knowledge of science and understanding of softwares. The early you expose your children to coding the better for both of you.
Coding is important and very good for both gender(male and female) to embark on. In Nigeria here, there is a foundation which has taken it upon herself to encourage women, young girls and boys to code. The foundation is called “WAAW FOUNDATION.”
The Lagos State government has also created the “Code Lagos” which seeks to make all Lagosians coders by the year 2020.