Four Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Program
In recent years, the importance of programming has become a subject of increasing international awareness, moving from the narrow domain of the “geek” to the broader world, including the K-12 education space. Few years ago, President Obama endorsed mandatory computer programming education in schools.
Programming hasn’t become this popular by accident. There is a growing understanding that knowing how to program is essential, especially for younger generations. Learning facts is less and less relevant in a world where Google can satisfy just about any question in a matter of milliseconds; it is skills that will enable children to succeed, and that set of skills must include programming.