(CBC.ca) – Children as young as 4 already have the ability to understand coding, according to a June 2015 article published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and there are plenty of resources and tools to get them started.
Coding is simply giving instructions in order to get something we want. We do this by issuing typed orders in language, or “code” that a device or software will understand. Many consider coding as a form of literacy, as essential to a child’s future success as mastering reading, writing and arithmetic.
It is believed that a pre-Kindergarten child can comprehend computer commands and coding before being able to read or write! Besides being fun, coding promotes problem solving, creative thinking and digital skills. (read more)