We often get asked by parents, “When should my child learn to code?”
I think children should start coding as early as possible. It doesn’t have to be all computer based-learning either. Coding is all about giving logical instructions to a machine. There are some very cool board games and card games out there that can help achieve the same purpose.
So, what age should children learn coding? At any age when they show an interest in technology. This way they learn that being creators is far more fun and rewarding than being players only!
About Code Kids
Code Kids is a children’s technology enrichment provider. We run virtual and holiday tech camps and afterschool programmes nationally. Our teachers are widely recognised industry figures who bring passion and enjoyment to the subjects being taught to children. We focus on making children self-sufficient learners after they attend Code Kids sessions, and our teachers are always at hand to support them as they continue their learning journey.
At Code Kids, our mission is to help children learn to code, but not at a massive financial cost to their families. We understand how families have to sometimes juggle and prioritise.
For the best chance of success when learning to code:
- work with your child when they show an interest, there’s no point in forced learning,
- allow them to lead their learning, perhaps through a gaming platform they already enjoy,
- let them experiment and make mistakes and figure out where they might have made a mistake, and
- practise little and often, as you would with a new spoken language.