In 2012, Estonia, a tiny country in Europe, the birthplace of Skype started teaching coding to its first graders.
In 2014, programming was introduced in British schools for children from the age of 5.
In 2015, Australia added coding to its Digital Technologies curriculum for children age 7+.
Till now, 15+ European countries have added Coding to their official school curriculum.
Why is Coding a big deal?
It is going to be a basic literacy requirement of the 21st century. The world is controlled by technology- Even traditional fields like farming, healthcare, transportation, etc are being automated and transformed by technology at an increasing rate. New jobs are going to be created in Robotics, Genetics, AI, Automation, etc. Every field will have jobs that require expertise in technology.
Coding is the new Math
In the 20th century, everyone had to learn Math irrespective of how much you use it daily. Similarly, in the 21st century, it will be helpful for your kids to gain an elementary understanding of Coding even if they don’t pursue computer programming jobs in the future.
Coding boosts a kid’s thinking
Coding develops important skills like analytical thinking, problem-solving and logical reasoning. These are essential for any job in life. It enhances a child’s creativity.
Coding is fun
When you know how to code, you can create websites, mobile apps, games and even robots. Ain’t that cool?
So get your little one’s coding journey started right away and stay ahead of the curve!