The best time to learn any language, including programming languages is during childhood.
Coding is creativity
Learning to program and write code brings creativity to light and makes kids producers and creators of technology rather than simply being consumers of technology.
Coding is Thinking
In the Lost Interview with Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder said, “I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” Coding can be thought of as applied math and sciences because it teaches us an iterative approach to solving problems and testing out our ideas.
Coding is decision-making
Life is all about decision-making, life throws different scenarios at us and we try to make the best decision to suit each scenario. In learning to code, you learn to make decisions before communicating those decisions to the computer in the language it understands.
Coding is the new global language
In a world where digital and computing devices outnumber humans, learning to talk to these devices in the language they understand (code) is becoming the new benchmark for literacy. Coding is a new language and every child deserves to be fluent.
Coding is teamwork
In most real life scenarios, programmers must work in a team to deliver a particular project. Collaboration is a key part of developing software. Children will learn this high-demand skill as they learn to deliver coding projects in teams.