Why is it important for children to learn programming?

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English may be the most widely spoken commercial language in the world, but with the coding is where commercial innovations are really born.

Programming has become the great tool of the present and will be in constant demand for the future. Experts have referred to it as "the English of the 21st century" because of how vital it is in every area of the modern world.

Most everyday interactions are manifested through computer media. Devices and programs used in everyday life are designed by expert software developers, a field that is expected to grow by 22% by 2029.

In addition, the median annual salary for software developers with coding skills is just over $110,000, making programming-related careers lucrative areas. With 67% of new STEM jobs in computer science, the ability to code is a must-have skill for everyone.

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On the other hand, learning to program helps children and youth develop soft skills such as: creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, etc.

Programming is the means through which humanity communicates its problems, needs and desires to the machine, as well as the instructions required for these elements to be solved and satisfied. Therefore, it is vital that every educational system implements this tool in the different levels of formal education (primary, secondary and higher education) to promote human progress in the most efficient, accelerated and sustainable way.

"We are convinced that computer science is going to allow children to develop skills that will enable them to work in the future." Claudia Jaña


(Terziev, Entrepreneur. 2016), (Cortes, El Paiz, 2017).

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