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Understanding how children’s curiosity drives their learning

Understanding how children’s curiosity drives their learning

By Dr. Kstie Twomey For decades, developmental psychologists have used ingeniously-designed studies to investigate how children learn about the things they see. Typically, we show children a category of items and let them become familiar with them. Then, we introduce...

Persistence is a Soft Skill Every Programmer Needs

Persistence is a Soft Skill Every Programmer Needs

Persistence is a soft skill every programmer needs because they cannot give up every time adversity strikes.Soft skills are traits that shape work habits. They influence how a person completes a task, interacts with others, and resolves conflicts. Unlike hard skills,...

How Learning to Code Develops Creativity in Kids

How Learning to Code Develops Creativity in Kids

With schools closed and kids spending more time at home, they have more free time on their hands.  If your kids complain that they’re bored, there are ways you can help them bust that boredom. By encouraging them to be creative and use their imaginations, they’ll...

It’s Easy to Improve Logical Thinking with Programming

It’s Easy to Improve Logical Thinking with Programming

You can improve logical thinking with programming activities that engage learners. Being logical is a trademark of programmers and is one of the most valued soft skills they can possess. Unlike hard skills which are technical abilities such as how to write code, soft...

How to Teach Problem-Solving Skills to Kids (Ages 3-14)

How to Teach Problem-Solving Skills to Kids (Ages 3-14)

By Ashley Cullins Whether it’s a toy-related conflict, a tough math equation, or negative peer pressure, kids of ALL ages face problems and challenges on a daily basis. As parents or teachers, we can’t always be there to solve every problem for our children. In fact,...

How Do Children Learn Through Play?

How Do Children Learn Through Play?

As an adult, Albert Einstein remembered a pivotal event in his life that inspired his interest in scientific discovery. He was four or five years old and stuck in bed with a childhood illness when his father handed him a magnetic pocket compass to play with. He spend...

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO TEACH PROGRAMMING TO GIRLS?

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO TEACH PROGRAMMING TO GIRLS?

By Monika Ambrozowicz Technology surrounds us all, and the demand for software engineers is continuously growing, it is essential that we equip children with coding skills. Whether in the school classroom, at home, or through extracurricular courses, so they can be...

10 reasons why children should learn to code

10 reasons why children should learn to code

Did you know that programming is currently the most sought-after subject by parents in many countries? According to a recent study by Gallup and Google, 90% of parents in the United States consider that learning to code will be totally necessary for their...

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code

When it comes to preparing your kids for the future, there are few better ways than learning to code! Valuable, if not necessary in the 21st century, coding for kids helps them develop academically, building perseverance and organization, skills that can translate...

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

Screen time ‘may harm toddlers’

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online Letting a toddler spend lots of time using screens may delay their development of skills such as language and sociability, according to a large Canadian study.  The research, which tracked nearly 2,500...