Python, Ruby, Java, C++, and Blockly - sound Greek to you? Well, it's not to 8-year-old coders writing algorithms and creating apps.
Young kids are today learning how to code and it has emerged as a great educational tool. As coding helps in breaking down a task into logical and sequential steps, which in turn helps children develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills, a key ingredient for critical thinking.
The emergence of a generation of young coders is making parents happy and ed-tech companies are happy to catch them young.
CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan spoke to Karan Bajaj, the chief executive officer and founder of White-Hat Junior, a platform that helps children aged 6 to 14 years build commercial-ready games, animations, and apps online using the fundamentals of coding. The platform has over 4 million users of which 1 lakh are paid subscribers and they learn coding from 9,500 teachers.