Everybody is looking to give their kids a leg up these days; we believe that the most in demand skills in the future will be those related to technology and science.
Children who know how to build electronic products and program them will be light years ahead of their classmates.
The earlier kids start learning these skills, the easier and more naturally they will pick them up. Learning to code is often explained as learning a new language. If your kids can pick it up when they are young, then they will be able to ‘speak’ code more naturally.
The problem with this approach is that kids often don’t want to engage with these kinds of lessons when they are young, especially if it involves ‘learning’. How do you get round this?
We live in a world which is increasingly dominated by electronics. By the time your children are adults it is probably safe to assume that we will be even more dependent on products like the Apple Watch in everyday life.
If you can instil a passion for electronics in your kids while they are still young and teach them some of the basic skills at the same time, then there is a good chance they will take an enthusiasm for electronics with them throughout their whole life.
Here are some of our favourite electronic product projects which you can do with your kids, ranging from the simple to the complicated:
Almost every tech journalist and employer is in agreement, the ability to code is the essential skill of the 21st century. It has never been easier or more accessible to learn coding skills, and this goes double for children.