Coding can be viewed as esoteric, confusing, and definitely not for kids. But with Codemoji, this generally accepted view of computer science as complicated and dense is entirely upended. Their goal is to teach kids how to code from as young as first grade to create a properly educated generation armed with a skill set that will only benefit them in an increasingly technological world.

Part of the problem with teaching coding is that there is no room for error; even the slightest syntax mistake such as a comma instead of a semicolon will cause the entire code to malfunction. But Codemoji’s goal is to eliminate that hurdle so that syntax isn’t stopping kids from learning to code.

The curriculum aims to teach students from first to eighth grade the basics of coding in several different languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This also includes web development to allow kids to design their own websites and animations using the coding skills that they have learned. The platform is adaptive and challenging, allowing each student to go through lessons at their own pace and only move on once they truly understand the skills they are learning.

By teaching how to code from a young age, students are much more well-equipped to enter a workforce in a world which is largely based on computers. This is especially true when they’re actually learning and absorbing the content, which Codemoji ensures by making their curriculum entertaining with a special focus on applying the concepts creatively.

Enthusiasm is key to comprehension, especially at such a young age and with such a notoriously difficult subject. Codemoji allows kids to “learn, code, and build” creatively from the beginning, developing a love for computer science among the next generation to work in that field.

To learn more about Codemoji, we spoke to co-founder Livio Bolzon. To listen to the interview yourself, check out the podcast below and visit Codemoji’s website at www.codemoji.com