‘Tis the season to start thinking about holiday gifts for the children on your list. While it may be tempting to find this season’s hottest toy, there are some other cool gifts out there that kids will really love.

If you want to think out of the box this year, you may want to try giving coding programs for kids as a gift. This type of gift is one of those that you can say keeps on giving. It can introduce the concepts of coding to kids who never tried it before or help build on other skills.

Let’s take a look at why coding programs for kids make great holiday gifts.

Gives Kids an Experience

While you may think that kids only want toys for the holidays, many kids also like to get something that they can do and create. It not only keeps them busy but also lets them try new things. This is especially true as kids get older and may be too big for some of the hottest toys out there.

With coding programs, they can get the experience of coding. This experience is something that they can keep with them versus a toy they’ll play with for a few weeks and then throw away.

Introduces Kids to Others

These days, in-person interaction can be limited due to the current pandemic. This is why virtual programs, such as coding, have become so popular. These allow kids to keep busy while meeting other kids with similar interests.

They get to interact online, trade ideas and learn about each other. This can help them to get the socialization they may be missing as well as introduces them to new children their age.

No Worries about Exchanges

This benefit is more for the gift-giver, but it’s still worth mentioning. How many times have you given a gift only to have to search for the gift receipt or try to return it yourself? This can become tedious. With coding programs for kids, you don’t have to worry about returning any holiday gifts.

These programs are the perfect fit for all kids. At MakerKids, children are separated according to their age. This way they are with their peers and are taking part in an age-appropriate program. This is important to keep kids engaged. If something is too easy they’ll get bored. If a program is too difficult they may get frustrated and discouraged.

It Can Ignite a Spark

While someone may give coding programs for kids as a gift, it can become much more in a child’s life. It can be the catalyst to a new beginning of exciting programs and may even turn into a career. A gift today can become a job in 20 years. You never know! That’s the exciting thing about STEM programs. There is so much promise that the sky is truly the limit.

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Coding Programs for Kids at MakerKids

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can give coding programs for kids as a gift this holiday season, contact MakerKids. You can learn more about our virtual and in-person classes and determine which is best for the “maker” on your list. For more information, call 1-844-MAKERKIDS or visit us online.