Coding is a fundamental skill that children need to learn so they can excel in other areas like maths and science. Kids as young as 5 (or even 4!) can code, with enormous benefits:
Confidence: it is incredibly empowering for them to invent and create workable solutions, and in the process discover latent abilities hidden deep down,
Creativity: they can improvise, innovate and come up with projects that can do amazing things, often startling themselves,
Innovation: from a 10-year-old awarded for creating numerous apps including an iPhone weather app for kids (click here), to a 9-year old Melbourne kid awarded for a miniature piano that fits inside a pocket (click here).
Logic: kids learn fundamental thinking skills like sequencing, loops, and conditionals – concepts that are used in everyday life.