Through coding, children develop sophisticated and important life skills. Coding is all about applied problem solving through logical, critical and creative thinking. Working as teams to solve challenges promotes teamwork, tolerance and communication skills. By experimenting with physical components and electronics we foster hand-to-eye coordination and fine motor skills. By being a fluid medium, coding can be easily integrated with many other subjects in the curriculum, from Arts to STEM subjects. By using platforms that children already love, like Minecraft™, we make subjects like Maths relevant and fun in completely new ways, and foster their reading and writing skills by training them to focus and pay attention to detail.
Most importantly - coding is for life. Once children learn these skills they will become part of who they are and how they think. And we believe this will allow them to compete better in the world they will grow up in.
“Everybody should learn how to code - because it teaches you how to think.”
It is not just us saying that coding is important. Have a look at the video - you might recognize some of these people. In a nutshell - in a world where technology is all around us, not knowing how to code is a serious disadvantage.
Benefits and skills that coding promotes:
- Logical, critical and creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Communication and Teamwork
- Developmental skills
- STEM and Arts integration
- Organizational skills
- Lifelong Skills
- …and most importantly: unlimited creative freedom