Coding isn’t just a great skill to have as an adult. Learning to code can help children and teens
- build technological skills
- explore new interests
- develop creative and critical thinking
- improve their confidence
- learn to cooperate and collaborate with others
Children with disabilities may face problems making and keeping friends, or finding inclusive hobbies. Coding only requires you to understand the programming language used, and to have a device to code on. This makes it easier for children and teens to find a community of their peers where they can practice their skills and grow socially.
Here are a few places that teach young Malaysians how to write website code, build apps and even program robots.
Coding Lab provides programming courses for students aged 10 – 18. Learners start on app development and the programming language Python before learning how to apply programming to O- and A-level maths, data analysis, and artificial intelligence. They also offer live e-learning classes and 2-hour trial classes.
Build A Code
Build A Code uses a unique strategy to ensure kids have fun and are motivated to learn. They personalise classes and projects based on a child’s interests, helping them learn about making animations, building stories and games, and programming in Scratch or Python. Free trial classes and online classes are also available, and they also offer a standalone Bit-by-Bit Python Guide on Udemy.
Chumbaka accepts students from a Primary 4/Standard 4 level onwards. They offer a wide variety of courses, covering coding, programming, physical computing (Arduino), game and app development, digital animation, and more advanced subjects such as artificial intelligence and API services. You can choose between 1-hour or 2-hour weekly classes, completed at the student’s own pace. Online trial classes are also available at no cost.
Coding can open up a new world of possibilities for your child with disabilities. These skills can help a child develop their interests, build thinking skills, make friends and discover new ideas and habits to bring them into a brighter future.
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