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Should all children should be taught to code in school?
Coding and computer science are too hard and children should be allowed to play and enjoy childhood. They can become experts later.
A lot of great coders learned as adults.
Coding is an '
'. When actually programming on one's own, it gets frustrating (especially with massive
), which is stressful for adults to learn and accomplish, let alone children.
If this statement was true, then there should not be schools at all. All courses have difficulties for some pupils.
Coding for children can be done in play or game format. Children can learn and progress through levels as their skills and interest allow.
Having coding skills enables children to make cool projects with arduino or other platforms.
But if that were a concern, schools could simply wait until middle or high school to teach coding.
There are so many games or toys available that teach children coding basics, that it is becoming more accessible and easier to learn.
Young children learn better and acquire new skills faster.
Learning Coding is not so dissimilar to learning algebra, which is already taught as part of school mathematics classes.