Kids enjoy ‘coding camps’ during holidays
Holiday camp can take on a different meaning for children. While some kids enjoy the more traditional outdoor camping adventure on the beach or by a lake, others may be sent to a personal development camp, and for some children holiday camp means camping in front of their computer screens learning how to code.
According to Sydney based husband and wife, Grigory Punanov and Elena Sveshnikova, hundreds of children as young as six are spending their holidays in front of their computer screens learning how to write code for games, apps and interactive stories.
The couple started off teaching children code as a hobby, but they said that during the Easter holidays all 200 places at their Sydney Programming School's Code4Fun workshops had been taken.
Elena told The Sydney Morning Herald that learning how to code taught children valuable skills such as problem solving and learning how to create things rather than being an observer.