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Boy and girl using laptopBuilding on the cognitive skills of digital natives and “iPad babies,” children are introduced to coding for computers early — preferably in elementary school. Curriculum and teaching methods evolve quickly to keep pace with the continually advancing needs and abilities of even the youngest learners.

 

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Estonia has begun introducing children as young as six to the basics of coding.

Source: “Why Estonia has Started Teaching its First-Graders to Code,” Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2012/09/06/why-estonia-has-started-teaching-its-first-graders-to-code/.