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Can a Kid Learn C++?

C++ is a general-purpose object-orientated programming language developed as an extension of the C programming language. It was created by Bjarne Stroustrup in the early 1980s at Bell Labs. C++ adds object-oriented programming (OOP) features to C, allowing developers to create complex and efficient software applications.

Sounds complicated, doesn’t it?

And you’re right. It might be to some parents. 

But it’s something that many children can pick up, providing they have the right teaching and format to succeed in. These are both key aspects of how the FunTech PureCoder courses work, as at Level 4, we teach kids how to use C++.

So, yes, kids can learn C++. One of the best ways in which they can do so is with FunTech this year. Browse our term time courses to see what your child could achieve. 

Learning C++ can be a challenge, but it is a valuable skill for kids interested in software development, particularly those that wish to choose an eventual career in tech fields. With the right resources and guidance, kids can learn C++ and build their own software projects.

Why should kids learn C++?

C++ is one of the most popular programming languages in the world, and it’s used to develop many different things. From video games to operating systems, you will often find C++ being used.

C++ is a valuable skill for kids in the future

As technology continues to develop and advance, programming skills are becoming a hot commodity in the job market. C++ is a language that is widely used in the tech industry so being able to use it could present many opportunities for kids in the future. 

C++ teaches important problem-solving skills to kids

Programming is all about problem-solving, and learning C++ can help kids develop important problem-solving skills. When writing code, your child will have to break down complex problems into smaller, more manageable pieces, and then figure out how to solve each piece. 

This can help them develop critical thinking skills that will be valuable in many areas of life.

C++ can be fun for kids to learn

Learning to code can be a lot of fun, especially when kids see their code and projects come to life. With C++, kids can create their own games, animations, and other interactive projects. This can help them develop their creativity and imagination, while also learning valuable programming skills.

Overall, there are many reasons why kids should learn C++. It’s a valuable skill for the future, it teaches important problem-solving skills, and it can be a lot of fun. 

What age can kids learn C++?

Kids can learn how to code from a young age, and many start off with block-based applications such as Scratch at the age of 7. 

C++ is a more challenging for beginners to learn and better for slightly older kids to get started with. But it’s important to keep in mind that every child is different. Some kids may be ready to start learning C++ at a younger age,, while others may need more time to develop their skills and understanding and start learning C++ perhaps from 11 and 12.

When deciding whether your child is ready to start learning C++, consider their interest in coding, their ability to focus and problem-solve, and their previous experience with technology.

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