Teaching kids programming

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One of the most difficult things to teach kids will be teaching kids programming

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Why is teaching kids programming difficult?

I am certain that you will agree with me that we are not able to teach our kids allot about modern technology, although it seems as if they are born with the ability to understand computers, I-phones, I-pads, tablets, etc. from the moment they can speak. It seems as if they know how it works immediately.

But have you considered teaching kids programming, not just how to edit pictures or do basic work on computers, but coding. Teaching your kids  CSS, HTML and Javascript, so that they can understand and build their own blogs or websites (and help us when we struggle).

I am not much of a technical person and have allot of things that I struggle with on the technical side of my blog, but as soon as my son did all these courses, he can help me. And this is the reason why for me, teaching my kids programming is not only difficult, but impossible. How about you?

Do kids need to learn programming?

When I read great blogs, like Neil Patel's Quick Sprout, I love what he shares and I try to implement as much as possible, but there are times when I just go "huh". It seems as if there is just too much to understand and I can't always wrap my mind around everything. Do you feel the same way?

This is because we are from the BC age. In this case, not from the Before Christ age, but from the Before Computers age.

When I was a child, the closest to a computer there was, was the keyboard that you plugged into your television and you had to start it with a code (something about "dos" if I remember correctly).  Did you know these or am I giving away my age here?

These days, you have to know everything about computers to make it through life.

(The other day my computer crashed - apparently their mothers go on strike from time to time as well - the motherboard went - where, I don't know, but they had to replace it.)

Because I don't know much about the inside of a computer and how the programs work, I had to pay allot of money to get it fixed, but wouldn't it be great if you can teach your kids how computers work? Imagine, you child, fixing other people's computers and having his own store and be the person receiving allot of money (it has been my son's dream since he was small)

We are in the 20th century and being able to work with modern technology is unavoidable.

But teaching kids programming,  can be difficult, because we are struggling to understand it ourselves.

The great news is that you don't have teach them programming, there are great programs that will teach them (and the bonus is, because you will be supervising them, you'll learn too or maybe you would like to take design courses for yourself, Discover the best design courses on Udemy! )

More Great news: if you use the code "SAVEANDLEARN" from now until 4/30/2014 (the end of this month) you can save up to 65% (but there are terms)

Learn the life long, worth while and in demand skill of programming! Your kid could be the next Zuckerberg!

Click on the pictures below to find out more about these programs. You will find that they are affordable, easy and obviously useful.

1. Kids coding: Introduction to HTML, CSS and Javascript:

2. Kids coding: Learn HTML in 1 hour:

3.  Kids coding: Learn CSS in 1 hour:

4. Make 3D animation Games:

I am certain that you will agree with me that teaching your kids programming is priceless. They can (as soon as they are old enough) use this allot more in creating their own business than they will use some of the subjects that they have to learn.

Over to you

Have you considered teaching your kids CSS, HTML or Javascript before you read this post?

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About Linda Pretorius

I love to share information I believe everybody can use. I am a wife of 1 and homeschool mother of 2. I share information on diets,beauty, making money online, homeschooling and changing your life. (I love to sing too and I absolutely love God.) Come find me on Google+

Comments

  1. These days, everything is about computers and it's going to be even more so in the future. I think teaching kids programming is a wonderful idea because it will definitely give them a headstart in life!

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