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Take kids from browsing to building with DK Workbooks: Computer Coding. Created for children ages 6–9, this highly visual workbook builds basic programming skills using Python, a free computer coding program and language available for download.
Perfect for beginner coders, DK Workbooks: Computer Coding explains how computer coding works and teaches kids how to complete simple coding actions with clear, step-by-step instructions and fun pixel art. All they need is a desktop or laptop, and an internet connection to download Python 3.
From creating lists to solving math problems to controlling a robot in a maze, young coders will learn how to think like a computer. Kids can even test their coding knowledge with written quizzes at the end of each section and a glossary at the back of the book.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
Dr. Jon Woodcock has a degree in Physics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Computational Astrophysics from the University of London. He started coding at the age of eight and has programmed all kinds of computers from single-chip microcontrollers to world-class supercomputers. His many projects include giant space simulations, research in high-tech companies, and intelligent robots made from junk. Jon has a passion for science and technology education, giving talks on space and running computer programming clubs in schools. He has worked on numerous science and technology books as a contributor and consultant, including DK's How Cool Stuff Works and Help Your Kids with Computer Coding.
"Five stars." — GeekDad