Introduction to Python for Kids: Learn Python the Fun Way by Completing Activities and Solving Puzzles
The book starts with an overview of basic programming concepts such as variables, numbers and strings, while creating fun, personalized mini projects like "Print your Name" and "Is your mom tipping enough". It then dives right into Turtle, a Python library custom-made for kids, where they'll learn how to draw, animate, automate and eventually make colorful mini projects based on the Python concepts learned. Once they have built a foundation in programming and the Python language, they will learn all about building desktop apps with Tkinter and games with Pygame.
There is also an entire chapter dedicated to more fun puzzles and activities that come with a step-by-step solution, and another chapter with cool ideas for more puzzles and a section that gives them advice on where they can go from there. By the end of this book, kids will learn Python from the inside-out while creating projects that they can showcase. They will develop problem-solving skills along with programming skills while doing the puzzles and activities described in the book.
What You'll Learn
- Gain a gentle, but thorough introduction into the world of programming and Python
- Create programs and solve problems with core Python concepts
- Build mini projects and capstone projects (showcase worthy) with Turtle, Tkinter an Pygame
- Develop programming skills while doing the puzzles and activities described in the book
Kids 8 years and above.
Aarthi Elumalai is a programmer, educator, entrepreneur, and innovator. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Anna University, Chennai.
Since then, she has managed a team of programmers and worked with 100s of clients. She is also launched a dozen web apps, plugins and software that are being used by thousands of customers online.
She has over 15 years of experience in programming. She started coding in Basics at the age of 12, but her love for programming took root when she came across C programming at the age of 15.
She is the founder of DigiFisk, an E-learning platform that has more than 60,000 students all over the world. Her courses are well-received by the masses, and her unique, project-based approach is a refreshing change to many. She teaches the complex world of programming by solving a ton of practical exercises and puzzles along the way. Her courses and books always come with hands-on training in creating real world projects using the knowledge learned so her students get better equipped for the real world.When she is not working on her next course or book, you'll see her researching her next product idea and refining her existing products. She is currently committed to bringing the sheer power of artificial intelligence to make life easier for small business owners.