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Teaching Children to Code, A Must in the 21st Century

This February 16th, Minds-in-Motion is launching at its Carmel campus an advanced 10-week program that teaches children how to code. By combining elements of computer science with its core approach to childhood development, the novel program will prepare children to be active users of technology, exposing them to basic coding languages and showing them how to make technology, while simultaneously increasing the bilateral coordination of the brain and body. In other words, BALANCING their brains and bodies!

Computer science opens more doors for children than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help children in virtually any future career—from architecture to zoology. While most children quickly grasp how to use technology to consume media in a passive way, very few learn how to be active builders of technology, or how to write even the simplest lines of code that power the internet. Minds-in-Motion seeks to change that paradigm by empowering children to write code, demystifying technology by mastering the building blocks of computer science.

Just as we teach students how to dissect a frog, or how electricity works, it’s important for every 21st century child to have a chance to “dissect an app,” or learn how the Internet works. To that end, Minds-in-Motion is adding an advanced computer science track to the curriculum at its Carmel location. Students as young as 10-years old will learn elements of modern computer coding languages, exploring how logic-based commands power the internet and software applications, all in a fun environment that also helps spur developmental growth.

By introducing computer science basics in a format that’s fun, accessible and relevant to the youngest learners, Minds-in-Motion seeks to ignite young minds in all the possibilities of the future. Parents are encouraged to visit Minds-in-Motion at 879 West Carmel Drive to learn more about the coding program, or to attend one of three special open houses at 6:30pm on February 5th, 11th, or 18th.

For more than a decade, Indiana-based Minds-in-Motion has been a pioneer in innovative childhood development. Using NASA technology to measure and improve how the brain and body work together, the company has helped countless children across the country. Currently, Minds-in-Motion trained teachers lead more than 50,000 children across 15-States in a daily curriculum that has been scientifically proven to work. Call 317-571-8752 to RSVP for one of the Open Houses.

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