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As technology dominates our lives, learning basic computer programming isn’t just a smart idea, it’s an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike. Here at Cambridge, we welcome you to join us on a fun-filled and gamified exploration of coding.
About Code with Cambridge
It’s hard to imagine a life without software usage today. When we wake up in the morning we use our digital alarm clock, we make phone calls that are software-controlled, we are constantly connected to a network via our phone or computer, we make road trips based on a digital navigation system, we shop online, download films onto our tablets, we use programmed machines to produce our clothes, interiors, food and other objects. All of the above have been programmed by a developer and since these technologies play such a large role in modern life, we need more people who understand how they work, not only for future job opportunities but also during their current education. Schools are now starting to use devices rather than books as educational tools which makes it crucial that our children know how to operate them.
This all begs the question, “How do I teach young children to code?” Fortunately, here at Cambridge we have created countless apps, programs and digital classes for children to learn about programming and computer technology. We aim to build a generation of technologically fluent minds. Much like doctors, we will soon be in constant need of those who are proficient in computer programming and coding. Our apps and games are designed to introduce young children to STEM education. With apps that teach young children technological literacy and coding, as well as math and counting, we provide a distinct approach to an educational foundation.
Why to Code?
Why to start at an early age?
We all know the future of our world is digital…so what can be more important to a child’s future than to provide a child now with a rich foundation in these integral thinking and problem solving skills that will be so valuable for success in his or her future world. Students who learn to program early in life gain a deeper and more complete understanding of the logic and advanced thinking behind programming. Like learning a language early in life, learning and practicing this type of thinking early in development actually influences a child’s brain as it is still developing. Those who possess these highly valued technology skills will have the opportunity to work in any field they want. This is why early learners have experienced such boundless success in this field (think Gates, Zuckerberg, Jobs, and the list goes on and on).
But how can we convince our children to put in the time and dedication necessary to embark upon this educational journey? We can convince them by making the process fun and interactive, so that they are immersed in their learning experience as they are exploring their creativity. This is what makes our program so unique.
"Coding is the new cursive writing – and we have to embrace it."
The Globe and Mail