By Ms. Glassman
When it comes to preparing your children for the future, there are few better ways to do so than to help them learn to code! Coding helps students develop academic skills, builds qualities like perseverance and organization, and gain valuable 21st-century skills.
Coding Improves Academic Performance
- Math: Coding helps students visualize abstract concepts, lets them apply math to real-world situations and makes math fun and creative.
- Writing: Students who code understand the value of concision and planning, which results in better writing skills. Coding can also be used as a medium for storytelling.
- Creativity: Students learn through experimentation and strengthen their brains when they code, allowing them to embrace their creativity.
- Confidence: Parents and teachers enthusiastically report that they’ve noticed their kids’ confidence building as they learn to problem-solve through coding.
Coding Builds Soft Skills
- Focus and Organization: As they write more complicated code, students naturally develop a better focus and organization.
- Resilience: With coding come debugging, and there is no better way to build perseverance and resilience than working through challenges.
- Communication: Coding teaches logical communication, strengthening both verbal and written skills. Think about it: coding means learning a new language!
Coding Paves a Path to Success
- Empowerment: Students are empowered to make a difference when they code. We use coding as a platform to send messages of tolerance and kindness.
- Life Skills: Coding is a basic literacy skill in the digital age, and it’s important for kids to understand, and be able to innovate with the technology around them.
- Career Preparation: There is a high demand for workers in the tech industry. Mastering coding at an early age, allows students to excel in any field.