The Benefits of Teaching Progressive Coding to Kids

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At My Place, we make STEAM programs part of our everyday curriculum. Progressive coding is just one of the technology-related activities we teach to all of our children.

What is progressive coding?

Progressive coding introduces fundamental coding concepts and then builds on those skills with increasingly complex activities. The progressive coding process involves using pattern recognition to show problems in different ways, while breaking them down into logical parts, and creating the necessary steps to solve these problems.

These are some of the ways we build progressive coding into our education at My Place:

• Root, a robot that drives and moves according to drawn and erased lines
• Fisher-Price® Think & Learn Code-a-pillar Twist™, a preschooler-friendly toy that lets kids program a route for the caterpillar by twisting dials
• Qobo, a robot that glows, moves, sings, and dances according to puzzle cards recognized by a reader underneath the robot
• Ozobot, which can be programmed to follow patterns on a surface.

Benefits of teaching progressive coding to children

Technology makes our world run – from our smartphones to our appliances to our jobs. It’s part of everyday life. Teaching coding from an early age helps to prepare children to successfully navigate their world and build strong foundations for their future career and daily life.

Studies show that progressive coding teaches skills for future success. It also helps to develop the following skills:

• Math
• Reading
• Spelling
• Problem-solving
• Resilience
• Creativity
• Planning
• Organizing

Check out this video of our students enjoying progressive coding technology!

 

 

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