Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Young minds understand coding and logical deduction easily.

The fact that young children can manage such elaborate tasks should be no great surprise, given what we know about their knack for acquiring languages. Five-year-olds trump their elders at learning Spanish or Mandarin because young brains are better (so the theory goes) at formulating “procedural” memories—that is, memories that become so deeply embedded in a person’s psyche that recalling them is a natural reflex rather than a conscious task.

Forget Foreign Languages and Music. Teach Our Kids to Code | Wired Opinion | Wired.com.

However, I don’t like the title of the article. I don’t want to reduce the importance of foreign languages or music. There should be exposure and mentoring in all of these areas for our children.

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