The right age to start learning programming is…

As a programming instructor, I often get asked – “What is the right age for kids to start learning programming?”.
“The earlier, the better”, I reply.

Although many of our classes are designed for kids entering 5th grade (10-11 yrs old), I firmly believe that no age is too early to learn programming. Programming is not about writing code or making a cool website. It’s not about building a search engine or making a mobile app. Programming is about critical thinking, problem solving, and understanding logic. From that perspective, you can expose young learners to programming at any age.

Check out Scratch Jr. It’s aimed at kids who have yet to learn their ABCs!
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