Thinking like a computer scientist means more than being able to program a computer. It requires thinking at multiple levels of abstraction.
– Jeannette Wing, Communications of the ACM (2006) pdf
Where in the UK there is a petition to teach kids to code, the above quote advocates thinking at the human level. That is, it advocates conceptualizing, not programming. And what a better way to do this than during the early stages of elementary school. Hat tip to John Graham-Cumming and Happy Nerds.