Don’t Be Afraid to Teach Girls how to Code
Some say the future is female. And many also say that the language of the future is code. So, how do these two reconcile?
The tech world has long been a man’s world. However, that notion has been changing - slowly, but surely. As more and more women enter tech professions and excel in them, it becomes clear that the basics of all technology–coding–are not something we should only teach boys. Coding is something we should teach every kid.
Girls Who Code, Girls in Tech, Kode with Klossy, Made with Code, Girls Develop It - those are just some of the initiatives funded and run to promote girls’ education in technology, coding, and tech development. From nonprofits, celebrities, to major players like Google - they all want more girls (and women) in tech. Why?
Here are just a few reasons.
- It’s a great investment in their future. As we know, jobs in STEM tend to pay well. And sadly, statistically, women are more often stricken by poverty than men. So, if you’re a thoughtful parent who wants their daughter to make it in the world, introducing her to coding is a great way to do it.
- It’s the language of the future. That’s what everybody keeps saying - and it’s true. Our children’s future jobs will require quite a lot of code-thinking, code-making, and code-doing. As with all languages, the sooner they start learning it, the better.
- It’s fun. Do you know a better feeling than creating something entirely new on your own? The boundaries of what code can create are endless, and they will only expand as time goes by.
The list goes on. So, really, the question isn’t why you would let your daughter learn to code, but why you wouldn’t.
Especially if you realize that the main reason girls don’t go into coding (if they’re interested) is because they’re being discouraged from it by their immediate family and friends, schools, and even the wider society. Girls are still taught that machines and lines of code are a boys’ thing.
It’s time for us to change that notion.
Robo Wunderkind is a great way to start. It appeals to kids as young as six and up to the teenagehood. Robo teaches them the essentials of programming, robotics, and a unique method of holistic problem-solving. It’s designed in gender neutral way and is loved by both girls and boys. With Robo, there are no limits to what your girl - or boy - could achieve. Kids see the first results of their work in minutes, and are only motivated to continue.
We at Robo Wunderkind are passionate about bringing more girls into coding, which is why we’ve made Robo such a fun and creativity-enhancing toy. It’s a smart learning tool, and a great investment into your child’s future.
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