When should your child learn coding and logic?
5 - 7 Years Old: Opportunity for early exposure
Children start recognizing patterns
Quickly make sense of learned experiences
Early exposure gives them a head-start
7 - 12 Years old: Ideal time for coding and logic
Essential for children to develop inductive and deductive reasoning to excel in academics
Children at this age start developing logical reasoning abilities
Early opportunities are important because they tend to snowball into greater opportunities with time
- Robert K. Merton
Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development
Children go through 4 distinct stages of intellectual development
Piaget's theory of cognitive development explains how a child constructs a mental model of the world. He disagreed with the idea that intelligence was a fixed trait, and regarded cognitive development as a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment.
< 2 years old
Infants acquire knowledge through sensory experiences and manipulating objects. They also learn a great deal about language from the people with whom they interact
2 - 7 years old
Children begin to think symbolically and learn to use words and pictures to represent objects. While they are getting better with language and thinking, they still tend to think about things in very concrete terms.
Concrete Operational Stage
7 - 11 years old
The kids' thinking becoming more logical and organized. Kids at this age begin using inductive logic, or reasoning from specific information to a general principle.
Formal Operational Stage
< 12 years old
At this stage, the adolescent or young adult begins to think abstractly and reason about hypothetical problems.
5 - 7 Years old: Expose your child to coding and logical concepts early
At 5 - 7 years old, children are late within their Pre-operational Stage of cognitive development. We see an opportunity for early exposure here. Even though children may not fully appreciate concepts, they start recognizing patterns and quickly make sense of learned experiences once they reach mental maturity. Early exposure gives them a head-start as they begin their academic journey through primary school.
7 - 12 Years old: Essential for children to develop inductive and deductive reasoning to excel in academics
Children at this age start developing logical reasoning abilities . This is the ideal time to be teaching them logic as it provides various and different experiences that aid in cognitive development. The earlier they can grasp concepts and reason logically, the better they are able to master academic concepts in math and science over their peers.