Coding for Kids

Coding for Kids

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND OUR KIDS

Digital technology is at the very heart of each and every industry and code is the language of computers, so it makes sense we need to teach our children to write, read, understand and create code, just as we teach any other language. We spend many years teaching the alphabet, then words, sentences, reading and writing to our children, and many go on to learn a second language. Coding is now being seen as just that, another language to be studied at school or home, and used in everyday life.

Many schools are now introducing units of work on coding and teachers are integrating it into their planning and teaching. No longer is coding seen as the domain of just those in the IT field, it can be a language for everyone.

Coding for kids is creative and can be a way to express oneself with a computer. Coding for kids encourages real life skill building such as computational thinking, the idea of learning as a process not a product, sequencing and mathematical concepts. It also encourages persistence, perseverance and problem solving.

Why Coding?

Here’s why learning to code is so important for children:

  • Coding drives innovation. From self-driving cars to robot-assisted surgery to social media, computer science is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Coding is a fundamental skill that children need to learn so they can lead this movement.
  • Coding allows kids to be creative. They can create projects that do really amazing things.
  • Coding builds confidence. It is incredibly empowering for children to be able to create projects and show them off to family and friends.
  • Coding is best learned early.Learning to code is similar to learning a second language. The earlier that children are exposed to fundamental topics like sequencing, loops, and conditionals, the more deeply they absorb these concepts.
  • Coding translates to success in other areas.Learning to program supports learning in other areas, like math, reading, and science.
Copyright
Hours & Location

403-261-8998

9am - 4pm Mon - Sat
Sundays and Holidays Off

Suite 4, 675 Acadia DR SE, Calgary T2J2Y1

MAP
Follow Us