date_rangeMay 01, 2020
All this while people have been talking about how coding is beneficial for your kids, reasons why kids should learn coding and what is the best age to start coding? These questions seem never-ending but on ironically their answers seem to sum up at only a few reasons. The answers seem to go around in circles with a little moderation at each round.
Undoubtedly, problem-solving skills, enhancement in thinking abilities, developing confidence and resilience serve as the main reasons why coding is prominent but, another essential thing that most of us keep forgetting is that coding helps kids to develop social and emotional learning (SEL).
For those who aren't aware of social and emotional learning (SEL), it is a process that allows kids and adults to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, make responsible decisions, and feel empathetic towards others whilst establishing positive relationships and being able to maintain them.
Over the years, researchers and psychologists have repeatedly proved that EQ (Emotional Quotient) is much more strongly correlated to success than IQ (Intelligence Quotient).
HOW DOES CODING PLAY A ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT OF EQ?
This having been a much-anticipated thought, coding helps to build EQ in several ways. The main are as follows:
To be able to use user-friendly apps, we first need to know the chief points of the user in-depth. Empathy means putting yourself in the shoes of others and then understand how does it feel like to be in others' place. This enables us to look at the situation from a different perspective.
The most crucial characteristic of a person is their behavior. So we need to be able to understand the mindset and behavior of millions of users out there. Meta-cognition is higher-level thinking that is correlated with intelligence.
Success and Failure are one of the critical phases of life that everybody is destined to experience. And while building software products, we might taste failure very often. This only helps us to build grit, which is a skill that has been considered important than intelligence.
At Coding Elements, we teach Learn Startup Principles to students. The basic idea is for you to be able to reiterate your product purely based on customer feedback. When the students begin to experience the power of feedback loop, they understand why they should be open to all sorts of customer feedback, which in turn helps them grow.
OUR FRAMEWORK FOR WHY KIDS SHOULD LEARN CODING
We, at Coding Elements, aim to bring about the best layout for your kids to ensure that they are comfortable at every level and don’t face any challenges whatsoever.
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