In many areas, coding is no longer a hobby or after-school activity for kids. Many school districts are seeing the benefits of incorporating coding into the curriculum because it can impact several different areas. In Ontario, for example, coding is now part of the curriculum as teachers include the topic in their everyday lessons.

What are the benefits of integrating coding into the school curriculum?

We’re going to share some of the bonuses of having coding as part of the curriculum and why more schools may want to jump on board the coding bus.

How Children Can Benefit from Integrating Coding into the Curriculum


Besides getting the benefits of learning basic coding skills, children can also benefit in other areas. Here is how coding translates to other subject areas:

Enhances Math Skills

Coding makes it easier for children to grasp math concepts. Learning how letters and numbers work together is a valuable skill that coding can help with. As children work on their coding skills as part of the curriculum, math concepts should become easier for them in the classroom as well.

Helps with Solving Science Problems

As students learn how to code, they will quickly see that they need to solve problems as part of the process. Not everything is going to come out correct on the first try. As they work to make things right, they also improve their problem-solving skills. This is something that can help them as they learn science in school as well. Children need these problem-solving skills as they try science experiments and work on scientific equations.

Improves Reading Skills

As coding becomes integrated into the curriculum, the skills learned also translate into the humanities. Communication, reading, and comprehension are all skills needed when learning to code. Children have to make a connection between various theories as they learn to code. When children are reading for humanities classes, they have to do the same. The literacy skills learned in coding classes easily translate to English and humanities courses making it a win-win for students studying both subjects.

Teaches Storytelling Skills

Coding allows students to create their own stories through code. They can make their own games and work on character development as well. Through their coding projects, they can tell a story that translates to others. This type of skill is something that can benefit them as they learn how to improve their writing skills in other school courses.

Cultivates Teamwork Skill

The teamwork skills that children learn as they code can be used across all other school classes. Learning to work together and respect others in the process is a skill that children need throughout life. Whether it’s a math, science, or humanities class, children can use their teamwork skills as they work with their classmates in these areas.

Learning How to Code at MakerKids

MakerKids offers coding classes for children in grades 3-8. Children are grouped with their peers so that they can work together and get the most out of their classes.

We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced coding classes. So, whether your child is just starting out or already has learned some skills, they can take classes that are appropriate for their level.

If you’re interested in learning more about the coding classes MakerKids offers, call us today at 416-385-3577 or reach out to us online.

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