Just as math and english are critical subjects for kids to learn, coding is increasingly becoming just as important. Our friends at The New York Code + Design Academy have compiled a list of important reasons kids must learn to code in today’s world.
It will help them with their career.
“1 million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled because only 1 in 10 schools teach how to code”. There are always technical jobs available but are difficult to fill because there’s a limited supply of people with those skills. Having coding skills early in life will allow kids to build upon their knowledge and have better chances of employment later on.
It teaches cognitive skills.
Programming flow charts can be utilized to better manage problems and thought processes. Kids would learn how to break down complex problems into smaller ones to solve an essential life skill.
It allows them to build anything.
Let them create anything with their imaginations. Coding is just another way for kids to express themselves outside of music, writing, art, and other traditionally creative mediums.
It’s the future.
Technology is not only everywhere, but it’s advancing rapidly. The younger generation shouldn’t only be consumers of technology—they should help mold the future as well.
For in-person classes, The New York Code + Design Academy has two- and four-week summer coding camps for kids age 9-12 and 13-17 starting August 3rd. Learn more about how to get them started on building web applications here!