Coding courses are popping up everywhere, so perhaps you’ve also asked yourself: is coding something we ought to be teaching our kids? Or is it just for those that want to become developers?
Here's a breakdown of what coding is, why it’s important, and why every kid can benefit from learning how to code:
What is coding?
Code is the language of the 21st century. It’s what tells our computers, apps, websites, software, and products what to do and how to do it. It’s giving a computer a set of instructions and functions, so it does what we want it to do. These instructions are also commonly known as ‘computer programming’, ‘software programming’, or ‘coding’.
What are the different coding languages?
A coding language is a set of instructions with certain rules and structures. Every coding language is based on a logical set of rules and can be learned just like Spanish or French. A set of such instructions in a coding language could, for example, look like this:
Why is coding so important? And why should my kids learn it?
Most of our world functions online now - the world simply wouldn't work without code. And learning how to code means you can actively partake in shaping the world around you.
Whether our kids end up in banking, the food industry, or work in a fashion retail store - they will come into contact with tech systems in one form or another. Which is why they should know the basics behind them. Coding is no longer something developers should only know how to do - instead, it will become the literacy of tomorrow and the 21st century skill every kid should know how to maneuver.
Not only does it prepare them for what’s out there, but it can also teach kids vital skills throughout the process.
How coding teaches kids 21st century skills
Coding goes way beyond typing some lines of code into a computer - it’s what connects the online world with the real world. Robo Wunderkind teaches kids how to code, without silly distractions or addictive add-ons. Because we have created a toy that allows kids to create freely, solve problems, and build anything they can imagine, they also learn these vital skills along the way:
- Math & Logic
- Creative thinking
- How technology works
- Computer science
With information being readily available to us at our fingertips, it’s becoming more and more apparent that we need to be teaching kids how, not what, to think. Giving them the tools so they can figure out the best possible solution — and that’s where Robo Wunderkind comes in.
Coding & robotics for kids
Robo Wunderkind: Lego® compatible robotics kits
At Robo Wunderkind, we've created a toy that changes the way your kids play, learn, and think. They can build their programmable robots and toys to whizz around the house by using basic coding skills. Our robot building blocks are Lego® compatible blocks with sounds, lights, and sensors - for endless opportunities to build on.