How children benefit from learning coding and programming
Learning coding is an exciting part of the school curriculum. While the aim is to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s tech-driven world, learning coding equips children with a wide range of transferable skills that help them in school, and beyond.
Play is how children learn, and leading educational toys company Learning Resources are experts at creating innovative toys that introduce young children to coding concepts through screen-free, interactive play. The fundamentals of coding can be introduced at a young age, and children as young as four can grasp basic coding, computation, and STEM concepts when learned through play.
Here’s what children are learning…
Logical reasoning: Coding is simply preparing a set of step-by-step instructions that tells a computer what to do. Through learning coding, children develop important skills including being able to chunk complex tasks into smaller manageable steps, problem-solving, and logical reasoning.
Exploring creativity: It may not seem obvious at first, but coding is a fun way for children to express their creativity. Once children can programme a toy like Botley 2.0 the Coding Robot to go on a journey or put on a light show, they can develop their own creative combos while having heaps of fun.
Persistence and resilience: These are hard to teach, but by experimenting themselves, learning from their mistakes, and persevering, children can master these essential life skills.
Social skills: Coding encourages collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork. These skills benefit children through school and into life.
The good news is that children don’t need to be on a screen to learn coding skills and engage in activities. Learning Resources offers a wide range of 100% screen-free coding robot toys that help children learn and are lots of fun to play with.