5 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code, Using MakePad
At MakePi, we made code learning possible for kids of all ages by making the first DIY tablet – the MakePad. The MakePad is a kid-friendly DIY tablet based on Raspberry Pi, giving kids the ability to learn the coding that can help prepare them for a bright career in the computer sciences and/or computer programming niche. We fully support the Maker Culture, which provides a platform for kids who want to build, make games, create new music, and so much more! At MakePi, we believe that children are our future, and we’re doing our best to help make their dreams come true.
The MakePad is our first DIY tablet that supports a kid’s ability to learn to code with ease, helping them to prepare for any tech career.
5 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code
Learning to code not only helps prepare kids for a bright career in the computer sciences and/or computer programming arena, they’re also able to learn a number of the essential life lessons that will overall help them be more successful in life. The following are 5 of the top reasons why kids should learn how to code:
- Assists with Problem Solving Skills. It’s essential kids learn the skill of solving problems, as this skill will take them far in any STEM career they choose. Solving problems often includes a lot of trial and error, allowing kids to think and analyze when complications arise. When kids learn how to code, they also acquire the ability to understand the importance of sequencing by organizing issues found into smaller, more manageable steps.
- Supports Academic Growth. When kids are first introduced to computer science programming, many of them are bitten by the coding bug. These tend to be kids who enjoy touching and creating, making them part of the exciting Maker Culture currently taking place. This Maker Culture is quickly growing in its popularity as more and more kids show a true interest in making, building, and creating things with their hands, creating the Maker Movement people are talking about so much these days.
- Improves Communication. When kids learn to code, it positively changes the way they’re able to communicate with others. Coding requires kids to create games, apps, and more, which allows them to learn and develop using their technical skills, as well as their creative skills. In order to do this successfully, they’re required to communicate with others. When kids are making, creating, and building, they’re minds are always searching for the new ideas and programs that could potentially change the world, making communication skills an absolute necessity for code learners.
- Gives a Competitive Edge. Not all kids are going to be interested in coding, giving the ones who do the ability to easily stand out from the rest. Learning to code allows kids to better understand a variety of subjects, which means they’ll be able to relate to the outside world better. Coding gives learners a competitive edge because it will improve their literacy skills, as well as their mathematical skills. These are two of the more essential subject’s kids must master when wanting a successful career in computer sciences.
- Paves the Way for a New Career. An estimated 1 million computer science jobs will be available in the next 3 years, proving coders will be in high demand very soon. When kids learn how to code, they can literally change lives for the better by finding real-world problems to solve. While a career in the STEM niche will indeed make for a highly rewarding profession, learning how to code can also support entrepreneurial ventures, making the sky the limit.
MakePi… Changing the way of education one kid at a time.
It’s never too soon for kids of all ages to start preparing for a successful career. Especially those who are interested in technology. Because the world we live in today continues to depend more and more on new and improved technologies, predictions tell us that future careers in computer sciences and computer programming will soon be in high demand. Now that STEM careers are a big focus for kids showing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics careers, learning to code is truly essential to any successful STEM career path they choose.