Computer coding is becoming the 21st century literacy par excellence. More and more schools are teaching elementary kids computer science and programming. As the popular saying goes, learning coding is like learning a new language, both are better done early.
When kids learn to code, they also pick up a number of other ‘incidental’ skills along the way. Besides learning the technicalities involved in the digital world, kids also get to develop a number of key skills including: critical thinking, problem solving, strategic thinking, logical reasoning, creative thinking, design thinking, systems thinking, and the list goes on.