Is it possible to teach young children programming, and why?
Yes, there are various case studies that have proved that young children are able to understand computer science as young as 7 years old. Many educators have also named Computer Science as another language in school.
Young children have active cognitive development hence we should leverage on their growing period to introduce Computer Science to encourage creativity.
Leaders from various fields such as Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt are pushing for more K-12 emphasis on coding. Steve Job, the late founder of Apple once highlighted that everybody should learn how to program because it teaches us how to think.
General Electric CEO, Jeff Immelt said that it doesn’t matter whether you are in sales, finance or operations, you may not end up being a programmer but you would need to know how to code to succeed to in today’s digital world.