Blog 04 Jan 2016

Darsej Rizaj

When is the right time for your child to learn programming?

The question of when is the right time for a child to start learning programming is a question that has recently begun to arouse much interest in public opinion. Given that programming as a field is relatively new, for many parents the answer to this question is college or high school as the most appropriate time for their child, given the level of complexity as a field.

However, the rapid growth of technological developments, and the lack of professional programmers globally, has led many scientists, sociologists and psychologists to evolve this attitude and try to create frameworks from childhood by comparing the need for programming knowledge with the alphabet of the mother tongue. The creation of programmers at an early age is a global initiative that has begun to take on large proportions where over 13 million children have just become part of this initiative.

Since programming in the near future will no longer be just a profession, but will be a basic need to practice any profession, various giant corporations have only just started promoting programming from an early age to children. The global corporation Fisherprice, which for many parents is one of the favorite manufacturers of children's toys, has started to create new games for children aged 3 - 8 whereby creating different algorithms they make their games move as desired, which means learning programming from that age:

According to experts, the earlier we teach children to create logical algorithms the easier it will be for them to understand the digital world we are living in today. Since programming is directly related to problem solving and critical thinking, then this method of learning from an early age counts as one of the best exercises for developing logic and imagination.

The Digital School recently opened in Prishtina operates with the same concept. Through a curriculum created apostrophes for ages 7 - 15 years, Digital School has started the education of the first generation of programmers in this age group, where more than 90 children have become part of this global initiative. Children at the end of the initial 4 levels will be able to create computer programs, digital stories, animations, games or any digital material that their imagination can create. Digital School has now started accepting new kids for February groups and are the final weeks for booking the seat for your kids.