It’s no secret, our civilization is moving toward a more technological based society. It’s inevitable that corporations will use technology as labor saving devices. So in theory, the safest jobs on the planet are people who deal with computers, cyber security, and programming.
A large part of programming, and one that every corporation will need is coding. Programming has its own languages. There are several different types, but the process of coding is being able to write those languages to build a program for a computer. Put simply, if a corporation has nobody to write a code, then they do not have a program.
I think with this revelation, there is no reason kids shouldn’t learn how to code, in fact, it will certainly help secure their future.
Here are some different ways you can help get your child acclimated to coding:
1. Start off with basic computer skills. Get them used to a computer, proper typing skills, email skills, Google, etc.
2. Show them source codes. When you can, show them page sources for some of their favorite pages. You can show them how pictures, text, logos, etc. are in relation to the page coding. This is a relevant, practical way to teach them source codes.
3. Enroll them in some basic coding classes. Their school may offer this, or there will definitely be some community based programs that will show
them basic coding. You just want to make sure they are acclimated with basic computer skills beforehand. This will help them learn coding in a more structured sense. It will also prepare them for more advanced classes, and ultimately, college.
Overall, our kid’s generation will be almost exclusively immersed in technology, people who aren’t fluent in coding or other related fields will be left behind. It’s important to start early.