Teach Your Kids to Code: A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming

No Starch Press
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Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM.

Step-by-step explanations will have kids learning computational thinking right away, while visual and game-oriented examples hold their attention. Friendly introductions to fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, and functions will help even the youngest programmers build the skills they need to make their own cool games and applications.

Whether you've been coding for years or have never programmed anything at all, Teach Your Kids to Code will help you show your young programmer how to:

Explore geometry by drawing colorful shapes with Turtle graphicsWrite programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong ballsCreate fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and PongAdd interactivity, animation, and sound to their apps

Teach Your Kids to Code is the perfect companion to any introductory programming class or after-school meet-up, or simply your educational efforts at home. Spend some fun, productive afternoons at the computer with your kids—you can all learn something!

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About the author

Bryson Payne has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University and is a tenured Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Georgia, where he has taught for over 15 years.​​​​ He previously taught middle-school math and programming and continues to work extensively with K-12 schools to promote technology education.

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Publisher
No Starch Press
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Published on
Apr 1, 2015
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781593276140
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Programming / General
Computers / Programming Languages / Python
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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