WhiteHat Junior Reviews to help you decide whether to enroll your child in the coding program or not.
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What is exactly WhiteHat Jr?
WhiteHat Jr is a platform that provides 1:1 live coding classes for kids of 6-18 years of age to learn and practice various courses such as application developement, games development etc. They have divided their course structure from Beginner(Grade 1) to Applied Tech(Grade 10+) for better understanding of the course level suitable for your child. WhiteHat Jr. has teachers, not from the coding background generally but they are specially trained for the courses they teach and capable enough to take care of the difficulty level for their students.
Is coding really a necessity for your child?
Coding was never a necessity and will never be.
Every statement has “but” included, and here too it is.
The world is definitely changing rapidly and moving towards automating processes through software development, artifical intelligence, machine learning etc techniques. that requires coding.
Computer Engineering jobs are one of the highest in number of recruitments and salaries offered, so it is a highly ranked career option for students.
Further merits include increase in IQ levels, competitive and problem solving attitude towards life.
However if your child is already being envolved in some other activities like sports, dance, music, abacus so it is not necessary to burden your child with additional coding classes just for the sake of future modifications in the world unless your child really wants to pursure the coding courses.
How will the WhiteHat Jr. coding courses affect your child?
There has been many allegations regarding marketing practice by Byjus’ owned WhiteHatJr. I believe that the some of their marketing practices affect the mindset of parents in a way where they think of the packages that will be offerred to their children in future and their employment in top notch tech companies and this is wrong.
Irrespective of their marketing practices, there is no as such of demerits of WhiteHatJr coding courses for your child. There are only merits and instead of seeing it as preparing your child for future employment in top notch tech companies with high packages, parents should see this as an oppurtunity for their child to learn something “cool”, yes I am a software developer and I can’t explain the feeling of creating something new and cool, that will be available to the world. Various skills like problem solving, understanding the user mindset, user friendly design techniques are involved in making a simple game, and these skills prepare your child for not only computer science engineering, but also for any competitive exams and scenarios faced in their life.
You can check the first mobile game I developed after learning Android Development.
The response and experience I received after developing the game was somewhat of different level and I wish I would have learnt coding earlier as it helps us to execute our ideas and automate stuff. Children are ocean of creativity and new ideas, and I don’t think there is any better way to make them learn the way to execute them and gain experience on their own.
The speed at which each child learns is different and even if your child is not able to observe it so quickly, there is no need to worry, the start is always slow and irregular, but once there is some experience with coding, there will be ideas to innovation on the table anytime soon.
Will your child be able to adapt the coding environment? What are the pre requirements to start any course?
There is no inital setup to start learning coding with WhiteHat Jr. classes. They have developed a platform where the teacher and student can interact over 1:1 video call class and learn problem solving and coding on the same platform. It is not like the real coding but it will definitely be a good root support before moving on to setting up own coding environment and start professional coding practices. The only requirement is a laptop or computer with working mic, camera and a decent internet connection.
Conclusion. My Personal Reviews.
If you think your child has time, some interest and resources, then you should definitely try out the coding courses by WhiteHat Jr. There will be something new to learn and explore the possibilities. Common on, it is better to have interest in coding than their interest in video games. My own nephew is enrolled in one of the Game Development Course and initially I was doubtful regarding the whole scenario and had questions just like you but gradually he loved the course and achieved a next level in the game of life!!
WhiteHat Jr. has mentioned on their website that they will be offerring complete refund anytime and without any questions asked.