Develop Creativity, Solve Problems, Avoid Careless Mistakes & Prep for Jobs of the Future!
Coding, the process of programming a computer to perform tasks, is the new literacy that will benefit your child even if he/she does not become a software programmer, robotics engineer, or an app developer!
Why is Coding Important?
As Singapore is on the road to becoming a Smart Nation and the government wants to develop coding and computational thinking as a national capability, the demand for such jobs will only rise. Learning coding is also an extremely useful skill to have as it promotes computational thinking, which your child can apply to any subject in school as well as in life!
Benefits Of Text-Based Coding
Here at Duino Kids, we believe that text-based coding is the proper approach to learn coding as it is used by professional programmers and it does not limit creativity unlike graphics- or block-based coding used by schools and many enrichment centres.
By learning text-based coding, your child will acquire the strong foundation of being able to think through problems to arrive at desired outcomes, and the discipline to avoid and spot errors in spelling, letter casing and formatting, which can render their code unusable. In addition, your child’s ability to touch type will naturally improve as a consequence of working on the keyboard extensively!
Computational Thinking Skills For All School Subjects
Unique to Duino Kids, this methodology will instil in your child the following six computational thinking skills:
Logical Thinking – the rules of logic and cause and effect, when assimilated, will allow for more accurate results and conclusions
Algorithmic Thinking – the ability to arrive at a solution through clearly defined steps
Scientific Thinking – applying the scientific method of experimentation to form testable hypotheses, question ideas and determine if something is true
Conceptual Thinking – thinking at an abstract level and applying insights to any given situation which is an essential leadership skill
Solution-Based Thinking – involves evaluating a current problem or situation and determining reasonable, practical solutions for it
Innovation Thinking – coming up with new methods, ideas, or products
Four of the computational thinking skills; Logical, Algorithmic, Conceptual and Solution-Based Thinking, will directly help your child in Mathematics. What is more, all six computational thinking skills will enable your child to think through in a disciplined fashion, pay attention to fine detail, avoid making careless mistakes, and apply their creativity to solve complex problems in all their school subjects as well as beyond, in their daily life.
Computational thinking skills are transferable and when your child grows up, the skills can be applied across various fields ranging from engineering to finance, legal, marketing, corporate services, and scientific research, amongst many others.
Fun In Programming Micro Robots
Here at Duino Kids, your child will receive individual attention from our expert trainers – we have a low trainer-to-student ratio of 1 : 4. As text-based coding can be an intricate process, our trainers are patient and flexible. Students will be taught how to programme and download codes into a 5cm by 5cm micro robot. Seeing these micro robots perform tasks in response to their codes is a great thrill for every child!
Duino Kids Weekly Lessons & Holiday Workshops
Enrol your child (9 years and above) in our fun and highly interactive text-based coding holiday workshops/weekly lessons. For more information, contact us at 6528 8359 or visit www.duinokids.com.