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Teach Your Kids to Code : A Parent-Friendly Guide to Python Programming (Paperback) (Bryson Payne)

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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 graphics
  • Write programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong balls
  • Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Pong
  • Add 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!

Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent and teacher's guide to teaching basic programming and problem-solving skills. Together with your kids, you'll learn how to program in Python, the popular and powerful language that's used in college computer science courses and tech companies worldwide, like Google and IBM. But because it's easy to learn, Python makes a great first programming language for kids, too.

Filled with visual and game-oriented examples to hold a young programmer's attention,Teach Your Kids to Code has step-by-step explanations that will have kids learning computational thinking concepts in no time flat. You'll explore geometry using the Turtle module, learn Python's syntax, then build fun, playable games, like Yahtzee, War, and Pong.

With fun, friendly explanations of "complicated" programming concepts like loops, lists, functions, and variables, the book slowly ramps up to the point where you'll be able to make your own cool games and applications.

Teach Your Kids to Code is the perfect companion to an introductory programming class or your after school meet-up. Have a fun (and educational!) afternoon at the computer with your kids.

Number of Pages: 308.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Bryson Payne
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2015
TCIN: 17177858
UPC: 9781593276140
Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-1412

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