Help Your Kids with Computer Coding

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Computer coding and programming are firmly back on the agenda as key skills for children to start learning, but parents may find it difficult to help them with the task and with their homework. Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is here to help. This is a unique step-by-step guide, perfect for kids and parents interested in computer programming and how computers work.

It's no longer enough to just know how to use computer programs; kids need to know how a computer really works. Avoiding complicated computer jargon, Help Your Kids With Computer Programming uses simple, clear examples to show how programming works. Step-by-step explanations make the complex art of programming clear, teaching the basics of JavaScript, Python, and C++. It also builds to more advanced projects where children can begin to build their own games, apps, 3-D models, animations, and websites.

Help Your Kids With Computer Coding is ideal for parents whose kids are taking their first steps into programming or are already interested and hungry to learn more.

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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jul 1, 2014
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781465431028
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Parent Participation
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Arts & Humanities
Study Aids / Study Guides
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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