Coding is all the rage in elementary schools right now, and it’s not hard to see why!  Coding, or the language of programming, is quickly becoming a language that our students need to learn how to “speak,” even as young as Kindergarten.  Fluency in coding is necessary in order to design apps, software, websites, video games, and so much more.  More importantly, programming is a profession that continues to rapidly grow in demand in our workforce, and by introducing our kiddos to the basics, we are opening new doors for possible passions, interests, and career paths in STEM fields.

Benefits of Coding

Here are just a few of the many benefits of teaching our students to code:


The second week of December is dedicated to the “Hour of Code,” during which students around the world spend a full hour practicing programming in a variety of ways.  I like to offer my students a variety of websites, apps, and coding toys during the Hour of Code.