Seriously, Stop Trying to Teach Toddlers How to Code

Drawing on both personal and professional experiences, this opinion gives food for thought about the "why?" of edtech. Should we prepare the future generation as soon as possible to excel at programming languages for the market demand? Is it the best thing to do in order to help them succeed later on in life?

Despite being a highly requested skill, rather than literally teaching coding to children, the author suggests simple steps to help toddlers develop their abilities for later programming careers:

- teaching them independence and ethics,

- teaching them to collaborate and to learn from the others, and

- teaching them to be patient.


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