Learning to program and the little artist
It is already established that extracurricular activities are usually divided into 2 (or 3) categories. The first are lessons that focus on strictly artistic development. These are all art classes, theater classes and the like. The second are activities designed for little “scientists”, various kinds of maths clubs, chemistry workshops, natural science workshops.. In addition, there are also various sports activities. However, this division is, according to psychologists, quite fluid, and this is the truth. During sports activities the child not only develops physically (which by the way is extremely important in times of widespread obesity even in the youngest), but also his/her social development, communication or even creativity is often supported. And where do the programming workshops for children stand in comparison to all these types of activities?
What does learning to program mean for children?.
Properly selected and organized programming workshops for children can develop young listeners in many ways – assures Paweł, the owner of Zaprogramowani.com
First of all, they stimulate all kinds of aspects of creativity. This is due to the fact that programming is actually learning to create new things, solutions and ideas.
Secondly, the programming course for children in stationary systems are groups of young listeners who together create, design, make decisions. Often during these activities children learn the basics of teamwork, communication and empathy.
Thirdly, these types of additional activities for children and young people teach them the basics to take one of the most desirable positions in the future, which is the position of programmer (according to labor market forecasts).
Fourthly, children who attend programming classes do much better in school, mainly with the material in the field of science, such as mathematics and physics in the older grades.
Is it worth sending your child to a programming course??
Possibilities of development of skills which a child or a teenager acquires during programming classes are really huge and versatile, so it is worth sending our child to this type of classes. In this way, even if we do not infect him with passion for life, we will certainly enrich his experience with interesting and useful skills.