Most of us at some point in our life faced an important professional question – what is next? Some people ask themselves this question repeatedly and regularly, checking if the new career path is what catches their attention for longer. Would not it be great if the answer to this fundamental question was extremely simple for us? The 21st century brings up such an answer – programming. Below we provide you with five reasons why you should learn programming from early age.
1. Programming is the universal language of the future
Linguistic skills are something that employers have been paying attention to recruiting employees for years. Yes, it is great to be able to learn the language that is spoken by millions of people in the world, but it will be used mainly in the context of a given country. What would happen if we could learn the language that is used by the whole world? The answer to this question is brought by programming. It is a collection of universal languages by specialists from around the world. You may not be able to exchange a single word in the dialects you know, but the code of your authorship is something that connects you with others, and that will allow you to understand each other without words.
2. Programming teaches how to solve problems effectively
Problems are something that we, as adults, face every day. We can let them have power over us – disturb our sleep, chase away positive thoughts, make it impossible to focus. We can also solve them. Usually it is not easy, but it will be much easier if we know effective tools to deal with them. Usually programming equips people with such tools. It teaches how to effectively divide bigger problems into smaller ones, and consistently, step by step, eliminate them from your life. What is more, the charm of programming can be in its definiteness – in other words, if something works or not. Thus, we know if the solution we use is effective. It is luxury and comfort that we may miss sometimes in other areas of life. Nevertheless, knowledge of programming allows us to redefine the essence of the ‘problem’ and equips us with mental tools to solve them.
3. The vehicle for developing logical thinking
Programming is also a great way to develop logical thinking. By such we understand mainly the significance of cause and effect sequences, as well as the abilities associated with the interpretation and conclusion drawing based on available information. This is something that we, as adults, have to do practically every day. Steve Jobs once said that everyone should learn programming because it teaches to think. We fully agree with that.
4. Helps organizing work and your own time
The proper time management at work, as well as planning spare time that we have at our disposal is not as simple and obvious as it might seem. In the plethora of duties, time runs fast, and sometimes regardless of the amount of good intentions that we put into its organization, matters can surpass us. And programming can help with that, thanks to how easily tasks can be divided into smaller parts. By practicing, it is easier to see how much work we can do and how much time we will need for it. Of course, there are exceptions in everything, but programming is characterized by a certain transparency and clarity.
5. Programming is the profession of the future
The fact is that in recent years, the demand for programmers and IT specialists has been growing . While graduates of humanities find it increasingly difficult to find a satisfactory job, employers are intensively competing with each other for programmers. What’s more, this direction offers concrete competences, which are much easier to present to the future employer than the abilities resulting from completing humanities.
There are much more reasons why programming is incredibly perspective, but one should finish the post sometime. We encourage you to sign up your child for programming classes for kids: amonth them Basics of Coding and Young Engineer’s Academy (in polish)