What's the big deal about coding for young kids? Simple, coding is the new language of the 21st century. However, this language does not separate us by water or by the time it takes to cross a continent. It's here with us right now and its use is growing every day.
Young kids can understand coding basics by learning the key terminologies and the structure a piece of code should take. And they can do all this all without using a screen. Key terms for coding kiddos are:
- Build confidence.
- Develop problem-solving skills.
- Encourage collaboration.
- Nurture their creativity.
- Increase persistence.
- Demystifies technology.
You can find some very cool toys out there to help you out. The UK Toy of The Year, Cubetto is one of them.
If you're a teacher thinking of using the Cubetto in the classroom, you cant go wrong. Kids get super excited about playing with a robot and its a breeze to get simple programming sequences underway.
If your a beginner in computer programming don't worry, you will get a lot out of this toy. We will be featuring lots of Cubetto learning resources on this blog throughout the year and have links to the Australian Curriculum here. You can also Check out Primo free Beginning Guide to Coding PDF here.