Scientific studies continue to support the educational and developmental benefits of learning how to code. This month’s Top 10 provides several articles detailing the benefits of learning how to code along with industry news and some great holiday and winter coding activities for kids of all ages.
In the past four decades, several studies have assessed the effect of learning code on primary school children – usually between the ages of six and 13. In each case, the findings show that it is beneficial to children, irrespective of their career path later on in life.
In this article by Shivram Choudhary, Founder of Codevidhya, the many advantages of learning how to code are explained including benefits to brain development, entrepreneurial skills, and developing analytical thinking.
Kimberly Rues states in her article, “In every classroom where I’ve given kids the chance to dig into coding, the students who shine are those who struggle at almost everything else. They very often thrive.”
Japan will make computer programming lessons compulsory in elementary schools, from 2020, to foster logical thinking and develop information literacy.