Introducing Coding for Kids
There’s been a lot of discussion around coding lately, but it can be hard to figure out exactly what it means to code and how it plays a role in your child’s future. Coding (or computer programming), is the process of providing instructions to a computer so it performs a specific task. You may have heard of popular text languages like Java, Python, or Ruby, but even kids can easily learn to code using visual block languages.
Why is coding so important? Believe it or not, we rely on code in the technology we use every day – our mobile phones, thermostats, televisions, cars, and even the device you’re using to read this wouldn’t exist without code.