Programming and coding are the new “must know” skills! Not only is the field of technology growing, but computer science, specifically, is booming!
Programming teaches specific technical skills, and so many of the “soft” skills we need in the future workforce. Problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and normalization of “failure” are just a few (who doesn’t want their kids learning these!?). The earlier kids can learn the magic of creation through code, the better all of these skills are reinforced.