Osmo’s latest parent survey reinforces what most parents already knew–that coding skills and STEAM education are a desirable means to future-proof kids and will help them become successful. To complement survey results, Osmo debuts a Coding Starter Kit which combines 3 coding bestsellers and features new hardware. Osmo is an award-winning, educational STEAM brand used in over 30,000 schools and 2.5 million homes.
In the OnePoll-conducted survey of 2000 U.S. parents of school-aged children, over 80% believe in future-proofing kids with necessary skills to ensure career success; 75% believe coding will be a required job skill; and 79% want their child to start learning coding at a very young age. Also, 71% think coding should be mandatory in elementary education. Many early childhood education teachers agree that coding is a vital life skill and learning coding helps kids develop creativity and problem-solving skills.
How do parents future-proof their kids? Data shows 67% have tried to encourage children to pursue their areas of interest, 53% have introduced their kids to educational shows and games, and 47% have introduced structured learning (i.e. workbooks, flashcards). However, 66% do not know where to start when it comes to coding education.…Read More