Between school, sports, part-time jobs, and extra curriculars, our kids are busy.
If you have kids, then you may have heard that learning to read and write code can fast track your child to future success. But if you know the importance of coding...what’s next? Reading and writing code, like anything else, takes practice and patience to learn. Becoming a “good coder” takes time. However, there are many benefits for kids that will make it worth the investment.
If you are familiar with primary education, you may have heard of the three Rs in education: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.
In the world of computer programming for kids and teens, two primary approaches have become common: teach using block-based languages and teach using fully featured programming languages.
A lot of parents are familiar with this scene: their kids spend hours in front of a screen while on the couch, in the car, or at the table.
Learning to read and write code can benefit anyone, at any age.Specifically, it can help children and teens develop important skills and participate fully in our economy over the next 20 years.
Code is the language of the modern world. Whether it’s apps that bring emails to mobile devices or cars that estimate how many miles you can travel before running out of gas, coding is everywhere! Any smart device needs code instructions for it to operate and communicate with the outside world.
One of the reasons we do what we do at Hatch is to keep coding relevant for our students. Here are some interesting Canadian facts and figures which will help clarify why there needs to be change in how coding is taught.
Product for Teachers & Students of Computer Programming—that's our obsession around these parts.