“Can my children under the age of eight learn to code as well?”

“Can my children under the age of eight learn to code as well?”

August 16, 2022

In Telebort, we believe that a 7-year-old kid is a little too young to begin learning coding since the kid still has to develop other significant aspects of themselves. However, these are the area to focus for parents who want to enrol their children into coding class:

Thinking and reasoning (cognitive development)

The way a kid learns, accumulates information, and interacts with his environment is described by cognitive development. Most children have a strong sense of time by the age of seven. They understand seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, and, in some cases, years. Begin by utilising this to demonstrate a preference for learning style. Some children, for example, enjoy hands-on activities such as colour science experiments. 

Others prefer to work alone and quietly. More practice with easy maths tasks, for example beading should be given to your children. You may also support your child's cognitive development by doing things like practising the alphabet, practising shapes and colours, and playing a range of activities that encourage problem solving and creativity.

Emotional and social development

All future social, emotional, and intellectual success are based on strong socio-emotional development. Early ties with parents, relatives, caretakers, and instructors educate young children how to pay attention, cooperate, and get along with others. They will have faith in their abilities to learn from and explore the world around them. By the age of seven, most children grow more aware of and sensitive to the feelings of others. They have conquered some of their childhood phobias, but they are still afraid of the unknown. Going to a new school, for example, may be quite stressful for a 7-year-old. 

Start being supportive of your child's social and emotional development as their first role model by encouraging your child to expand his or her horizons. Allow your youngsters to interact with other children their age. Assist them in exploring their surroundings and getting to know the people that live in it. Provide your children with healthy social-emotional experiences. They will gain confidence and feel good about themselves. Your child will be able to build trusting relationships with others and, as a result, will be able to concentrate and understand.

Language development

Most children under the age of eight tend to talk a lot in environments where they feel comfortable. They also correctly pronounce words, but some people still have difficulty pronouncing words. They will also improve their reading skills, however hearing out vowels might still be tough. They will continue to struggle with fundamental spelling.

Because children generally learn by seeing and copying adults, you should make every effort to model strong speech and language abilities. If you can, try to read to them every day. Use intonation, point to illustrations, and allow the kid to predict what will happen next to keep them interested in the book. Children may request that you read them the same book over and over again; this is a great way for them to absorb the language.

Sensory and motor development

When young children's fine motor skills are impaired, they may have difficulty gripping tools (such as pencils), moving items with their fingertips, and utilising tools such as scissors. They could also have trouble learning to tie their shoes. Try some enjoyable activities like painting, gardening, and planting, as well as play dough and putty, to assist your child develop fine motor skills. This will need tiny muscle control, which will aid their sensory and motor development in the long run.

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