By DeVry University
September 10, 2021
5 min read
September 10, 2021
5 min read
Coding is a vital component in the fast-paced world of technology. It’s also becoming a more common subject for young learners, resulting in a demand for coding resources for kids.
In fact, code.org’s research shows a significant increase year over year in the number of schools (from elementary through high school) that teach computer programming. It also shows that more students are engaging with the courses each year, learning basic principles and languages and building their own apps and sites.
All that learning isn’t only happening in classrooms, however. There are several independent coding resources for kids to access on their own and plenty of reasons for them to start coding at a young age.
Technology is a big part of our daily lives and knowing how to code puts kids in control. When they understand how a computer works and responds, they’re able to feel more confident about using technology to support their schoolwork and their goals.
It stimulates creativity.
Coding gives kids the ability to explore their creativity as they build websites, games and apps. It encourages them to strengthen design and logic skills, which can lead them to express their ideas in new and innovative ways.
It provides skills for life.
Coding helps build strategies for problem-solving and communicating ideas. In addition, knowing how to code helps create a solid foundational knowledge that may prepare kids to pursue a growing number of tech career paths later on.
Learning the basics of computer science can be a great way to help kids gain confidence and technical skills. Let’s look at some resources that can help kids learn and build coding skills.
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