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
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Python seems to be the word on everyone's lips these days. Schools are introducing it alongside their Computer Science curriculum, recruiters are claiming there are job openings left, right and centre, and analysis of Google Trends suggets that it's more popular than C++, Brad Pitt, and even the Beatles! Python’s popularity in 2019 (Source: Google
Learning to code can be daunting for some children (and for most adults too)! After all, it’s learning a new language from Scratch (pun intended). We do often see children reluctant to start in the morning. We hear parents beg, plead and promise extravagant rewards if they try it. And we’ve seen the same
What kind of skills set would be the most sought after once our children reach adulthood? In this constantly evolving information age, it is so difficult to ascertain what that might be. Innovation has been the key driver, resulting in the formation of the cloud, big data analytics, social, mobile, and digital transformation. These innovations
A few years ago, computer programming for children meant learning how to use Microsoft Office. These days, coding has been incorporated into the mainstream curriculum, with help of brilliant initiatives like Scratch and apps like Purple Mash, Expresso, etc. We all know that learning coding and computational thinking has many benefits for children, including
It appals me to think that such a question can even be posed in this day and age. And yet, as I write this, we all know that there is a massive gender gap in coding jobs. So where are all the female programmers? As with many other industries, the IT industry is primarily
Picture the last day of term. You and your children breathe a sigh of relief. No more dragging the children out of the house early enough to make it to school on time. No more threats, or promises of an early morning pre-dropoff babyccino from Costa! Six weeks of fun to look forward to,
No one cares more about your child’s well-being and success than you do. In today’s digitally-fueled times, that means guiding him or her not just in the real world but in the always-on virtual one as well. Teach your children to use technology in a healthy way and pick up the skills and habits that
With Christmas fast approaching, everyone seems to be thinking along the same lines. What can I get for my child for Christmas that’s not just fun to play with but also has great educational value? That’s why we’ve tested out the best educational coding toys out there and put together this guide. 1. Cozmo