If your child shows interest in coding, here are some ways to encourage him.
Ms Jasmine Tang, director at coding school Empire Code, said children should be allowed to learn at their own pace and follow their interests.
"We see girls enjoying the art and animation aspects of coding more, while boys tend to enjoy more of the gaming aspect," she said.
Ms Candice Wang, co-founder of coding school Coding Lab, said just like any new language, it will take time for children to pick up coding. "For them, it is not so much of learning the actual syntax, but rather the emphasis is placed on the application of computational thinking."
Ms Stephanie Law, co-founder of coding school SG Code Campus, said parents can support their children's passion by granting them screen time to experiment with their coding projects.
"The best way to learn is to teach. Encourage your child to teach a sibling, friend or even yourself how to code at home. It makes for quality bonding time."
Five coding apps and websites
Before signing up for coding enrichment classes, pique your child's interest with these coding resources.
Cost: $9.98 a month for iPhone and iPad
What: Learn programming concepts by guiding a lovable fuzzy ball through paths and mazes with simple directional commands in this educational game.
Hour of Code tutorials at Code.org
Cost: Free; available for compatible browser on computers and tablets
What: More than 200 one-hour coding tutorials featuring familiar characters from Star Wars, Frozen and Minecraft are available in over 45 languages at this website.
Cost: Free; available for iOS and Android devices
What: Turn Pocky biscuit sticks into bite-sized code. Arrange the Pocky sticks correctly and take a photo with a smartphone to command an in-game character in puzzles.
Cost: Free; available for iPad and Android tablets
What: Piece together graphical coding blocks in order to make characters run, jump and dance using this app. Pre-made characters and background art let users create their own stories and games.
Cost: Free; available for iPad
What: Pick up Apple's Swift programming language with this app, in which your child learns by directing a cute animated character through an increasingly challenging series of puzzles in a colourful 3D environment.