Coding literacy is quickly becoming a key part of the modern education system.
Parents need to be prepared to introduce their children to coding language even before they hit Kindergarten. There are so many great products out there that exist to help parents ensure their children are getting the help they need at home, and Scholar's Choice is here to help! Here are some tips for introducing coding into your home if you are new to the concept or simply want to know more:
First it is important to know some of the skills that are practiced when you introduce coding toys into your children's lives:
1. Early Math Skills If math involves fun projects when students are young, it won't be nearly as daunting when they reach older grades.
2. Creative Thinking Coding involves planning ahead and understanding next steps. Children will begin to think about the future in a creative, constructive way.
3. Complex Thinking The younger children are when they are introduced to programmatic ideas, the better they will understand complex processes in the future.
4. Understanding the World Around Them Children will grow up understanding how coding affects nearly every aspect of our lives, from phones to video games.
Choosing Your Coding Tools
Children will learn best with tools that are suited to their age and ability. Scholar's Choice is constantly researching and seeking out the best coding and robotics resources and tools for all ages, so we always have many to choose from. Here are some helpful suggestions on which toy is best for your family.
1. Bee Bot (Ages 3+)
Bee-Bot’s simple and child friendly layout is a perfect starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming. We love that Bee Bot is rechargeable so parents don't have to worry about batteries!