‘Why should kids learn coding at all?’

Some parents think that their child should learn coding because programmers make a lot of money.
However, there is more to the story.

‘What if my child doesn’t want to become a programmer?’

Your child's coding skills could get them a job at Facebook, Google or Apple. However, there are far more exciting reasons for why your child should learn to code.

Here are 5 of them:

1
Coding nurtures
creativity

Coding for kids is a fundamentally creative process.

Coding can be satisfying and even exhilarating for kids. They start with nothing and finish with something.

And it goes further. Creativity is often limited by the materials you have - like ingredients when you cook, or the canvas when you paint. But with programming, the only restriction is your imagination.

2
Programming
demystifies tech

In the next 20 years, 70% of jobs in Vietnam will become automated*.

There will be between 20 and 75 billion Internet of Things** devices in use by 2020. Many people worry that automated machines and artificial intelligence will make workers lose their jobs.

To address the problem, we must understand what computers can and cannot do. Teaching children about the world of technology helps them to become tech creators instead of users.

*According to International Labour Organization's forecast
**Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices that interact with both the internet and the environment
3
Kids learn problem-
solving and persistence

Coding can be frustrating.
Really, really frustrating.

However, this is a good thing! Children learn how to identify a problem, fix it and try it again in different ways.

Children learn to think critically when facing a problem in coding:
‘If A + B didn’t work, then maybe A + C will.’

Coding also equips kids with the ability to stick with a problem and work on finding a solution.

4
Children learn how to think differently

‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them’

– Albert Einstein

Computer programming is more than just typing lines of code. A programmer needs to use logical thinking to write code well.

They must be able to see a large problem and break it down into smaller pieces in order to solve it. This is called decomposition, and is one of the key features of computational thinking.

5
Coding gives kids superpowers

Kids who code can finish tasks better and faster.

Writing code allows kids to find the quickest and best way to finish any task.

Coding is an amazing tool that increases our productivity exponentially. We can use code to automate tasks, make calculations, and even predict what will happen next. Whether it’s a math problem or a history project, kids can use coding to do it the best way.

What's Next?

Your child’s coding journey starts at TechTrain.

We give students the power to code. Our courses teach coding through real world technology: control robots, create apps and websites, develop games, and build virtual reality.

At TechTrain, we equip your child with the tech toolkit to succeed in their studies, life, and work.

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