Success in today’s world requires a wide range of skills, especially in technology. It is important to nurture these skills in children from an early age so that they have a stable foundation for the future. The GoMother IT school has prepared a list of 10 skills that are key to a child’s successful future. We divided these skills into hard skills and soft skills. Recall that hard skills are specific skills that can be measured and studied, such as knowledge of a certain program, programming language, mathematical skills, or technical skills. These are objective, “reasonable” skills that can be assessed or proven through specific achievements or certification. And soft skills are informal skills related to interpersonal relationships, communication, and emotional intelligence. These are skills that affect how you interact with other people, such as leadership, communication, collaboration, adaptability, creativity, and problem-solving. Both types of skills are important for success in various areas of life and work.
1) Basic computer skills
Computer literacy is fundamental in the digital world. Familiarizing a child with a computer in time, teaching him to work with an operating system, and the basics of working with word processors and e-mail will be a guarantee of his success in the future.
Offer the child to use the computer more often, and allow him to experiment with programs and settings.
Gradually introduce more complex tasks, for example, teach her to copy, paste, and use basic commands in word processors.
2) Ability to use graphic design tools
In the modern world, great importance is attached to the visual image. Teaching children the basics of graphic design will allow them to present their ideas and develop creativity.
Invite your child to use online tools for drawing and editing images.
Offer simple tasks, such as creating simple drawings or editing photos.
If your child has a passion for creativity, we invite you to Photoshop courses for children.
3) Ability to create and design websites
The world is changing towards a digital presence. The ability to create and design websites will help the child express himself in the online environment and develop competencies that will be important in the future.
Teach your child the basics of HTML and CSS, this will allow him to create simple web pages.
Gradually introduce her to more complex concepts such as responsive design and interactive elements.
We offer programming courses for children and teenagers, where students learn to create not only websites but also implement their projects. For example, they create games or applications.
4) Programming skills
The basics of programming open up many possibilities. Studying the basic concepts of programming will help the child develop analytical thinking and an understanding of the processes taking place in technological systems.
Start with simple programming languages such as Scratch or Python so that the child understands the basic concepts.
Suggest tasks and projects that require the use of programming to solve them.
5) Ability to quickly master new programs
Technologies are developing rapidly, so it is important to teach your child to adapt to new programs and technologies. This skill will allow you to remain competitive in the future.
Offer the child to use different programs and tools and let him learn them on his own.
Teach your child to use online resources to quickly learn new programs.
1) Communication skills
Communication is a key element of success in any field. The development of communication skills will help the child to communicate effectively with others and to be able to listen and express his thoughts.
Encourage your child to participate in group projects and activities that promote communication with others.
Consider getting your child involved in drama or public speaking to develop their public communication skills.
2) Leadership skills
Leadership allows a child to be a confident and influential individual. Teaching leadership skills will help the child manage groups, make decisions and achieve set goals.
Give your child the opportunity to be a team captain or lead a project.
Teach her how to resolve conflicts, set goals, and inspire others to succeed.
3) Self-presentation skills
The ability to effectively present yourself and your ideas is important in today’s world. The development of self-presentation skills will help the child gain confidence, attract attention and achieve success in the professional field.
Practice public speaking and self-presentation with your child in front of family and friends.
Help her make interesting and meaningful presentations, teach her to use visual elements, and communicate effectively with the audience.
4) Ability to think creatively
Creative thinking helps to find innovative solutions and develop imagination. Raising creative thinking skills in a child will allow him to move forward and implement creative projects.
WITH encourage the child to use imagination and provide non-standard solutions in different situations.
Offer creative tasks and exercises, such as solving puzzles or creating unique projects.
5) Ability to think logically
Logical thinking is the basis for solving complex problems and analyzing information. Developing logical thinking skills will help the child develop critical thinking and make informed decisions.
Offer the child puzzles, logical tasks, and games that promote the development of analytical thinking.
Teach her to structure ideas and solve problems step by step.
The development of these 10 skills — hard skills and soft skills — will provide the child with the necessary preparation for the future. At GoMother IT School, we are committed to providing comprehensive support and education to help your child succeed in the digital age.