How Young Can Children Learn Programming?
Apparently Children as young as four are able to learn rudimentary programming. This is the earliest age which is referenced in various instructional material for software programming. Code.org has courses for children as young as four years old. The visual programming language Scratch is popular and ScratchJr was made for children as young as five.
There are various aspects to learning to program:
- Typing (though not needed with the earliest visual programming languages,
- Instructions, variables, conditionals, loops, etc.,
- Problem solving in general (puzzles, checkers, chess, sudoku)
In addition, there are other activities that can help build skills drawn on in learning to program.
See also Robots…