Why You Should Teach Children to Code [Infographic]

There are so many great reasons you should teach your children to code. Learning programming empowers kids and gives them tools to express themselves in really awesome ways! The ability to communicate with machines is probably the closest thing to superpowers that can be taught. Learning coding is as easy as learning a language—and like learning a language, it’s best done young.

According to Bill Gates, “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.” Public school first graders in Estonia are learning to code. Go figure that Estonia is also the birthplace of Skype, and it’s the first European country with DSL in every school.

We need more programmers! Over the next ten years, programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations. The mean salary for computer and mathematical occupations is $80,180, far exceeding the mean salary for all occupations.

To learn more about the benefits of teaching children how to code, check out the full infographic by Kodable!

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code

Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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