Q:

My fourth-grader is learning to code. Is this too early? What are the benefits? -- Curious

A:

Technology is here to stay, with everyone using computers and mobile devices. Besides knowing how to use computers, students should know what the computer is doing. The more they know about computers, the better the results they will have with applications.

The benefits of learning to code when they are young will give them definite advantages. Coding will help them develop such positive traits as problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as increase creativity.