Getting children to start coding at a young age benefits them in the long run.
Computer coding teaches kids to think outside the box, work collaboratively and reason systematically. It is a skill for the future.
Are we shifting our focus from teaching children how to write, to teaching them how to code?
“Since technology now dominates our lives learning basic computer programming is an essential skill for grown-ups and children alike,” says Aimy Lee, operations manager of Penang Science Cluster.
Established in 2009, the Penang Science Cluster aims to spark interest in students on science and technology by providing workshops and functional spaces to showcase innovations by students and makers. Penang Science Cluster has a fully equipped Makerspace providing mechanical tools and machines, and electronic instruments and hardware for students, makers and budding entrepreneurs to build and test prototypes.
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