"Coding is Too Difficult to Learn" and 3 Other Myths About Coding For Kids

Learning to code is fast becoming an important part of a well-rounded education. Computer languages encompass so much of our current technology. These languages are like any other language. Fluency comes easiest from early introduction and practice.

But, parents and children are often still hesitant to start learning to code. Let's debunk some common myths and misconceptions about learning to code for kids.


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Coding is Too Difficult for Kids to Learn

When it comes to talk about "How to teach kids coding", coding is often seen as difficult and complex. It can be. But, like any skill or language, it is best to start with the basics. Learning to code often begins with the fundamentals and is often presented in a visual style. This allows kids the ability to learn the concepts in a way that won't overwhelm them.

The adage is true about coding: you need to learn to walk before you can run. We begin teaching coding for children as young as 7 with Scratch with a visual, block-based system. We introduce the fundamentals before children progress to languages like Java and Python.

Coding is achievable for children of any age. It is important how we introduce these concepts.

 

Coding Takes Too Long to for Kids to Learn

This is close to the myth that coding is difficult for kids. Parents often assume that to learn anything requires more time than they have. While it is true that to master coding it takes time and energy, it doesn't take long to introduce coding.

 

Kids can learn coding with Geekedu with as little as 1-hour a week of class instruction. Kids will receive a homework assignment following each class that may take an hour or two.

 

Classes with Geekedu are online and scheduled to be convenient for you. Kids can learn to code while still having time for dance class, piano lessons, or little league.

 

Coding is Too Boring for Children

Coding is more than only lines of numbers and letters on a screen. If this is your perception of coding, it isn't any wonder why you might question teaching it to kids. How will something so dry keep any child's attention?

 

Learning to code can be exciting for kids. Geekedu's classes encourage creativity and interaction. Our curriculum includes popular games like Roblox and Scratch. By gamifying the learning, kids have fun while they learn. They'll want to continue learning to code.

 

Coding is often logical, but it involves critical thinking and creativity. We offer a range of electives for students to experiment with their coding knowledge. Advanced students can design games and create animations.

 

The instructor is also an important part of keeping a child's lessons interesting. We pair each child with an instructor to help them stay focused, supported, and engaged. It is important that kids feel safe and comfortable when learning.

 

Coding Classes are Too Expensive

Learning to code does not have to be expensive. There are plenty of cheap and even free resources for children to get started in coding. Choose a free way to introduce coding to your child to see if they have an interest.

 

Once kids are showing an interest in coding, the best way to learn is with private classes. Geekedu offers private, 1-on-1 instruction for affordable prices. Learning to code should be accessible to every child.

 

Debunking the Myths About Coding for Kids

Coding may seem difficult, complicated, and expensive. But, it doesn't have to be. Geekedu offers a complete coding education through affordable, private, online instruction. Our unique curriculum is award-winning and focuses on helping every kid learn coding. Our course sequence builds from beginner to expert, introducing concepts as children learn. Classes are booked at convenient times and with a professional instructor. Monthly plans are available for as low as $32 per class. Contact our Admissions today to start your kid learning to code.

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