If we do not introduce Coding in schools, then our children will be at a huge disadvantage and the future would be precarious. In 2017, Ephesus Learning, an ed-tech start up from Delhi, launched Cubetto which has been introduced in about 300 primary schools across India. Cubetto’s innovation is the block-based coding language designed for children in pre-literate years. It is a coding solution without screens that teaches the basics of programming to toddlers.
In today’s digital age, most children learn to swipe and click before they can speak coherently or walk. Smartphones and tablets are their digital pacifiers, companions, and entertainers. Kids do not need to be proficient in reading or writing to do this because stories and images are used to explain the concepts.