EARLY LITERACY & ALGORITHMIC THINKING
Language, Narrative, and Storytelling
Narration includes a sequence of events and is a very suitable way of integrating algorithmic thinking into preschool curricula. In a research activity, an event was narrated with the visual cards and children were asked to create the card sequences in a logical order according to the narration. The majority of the children (15 out of 25) were able to place the cards in a logical sequence, while the other children succeeded after trial-and-error processes and several self-corrections. 4 of them failed to order the cards in a logical way. Children helped each other during the process (Lavigne et al, 2020). This shows that preschool children can acquire algorithmic thinking skills such as sequencing and troubleshooting errors through trial-and-error processes.