Computer Science for kids
Computer Science for kids
Learning by doing
About the Book
The goal of this book is to make Computer Science accessible to kids. Computer Science is a complex field and kids have a short attention span. Taking this into account, this book introduces kids to the field of Computer Science in a gradual and incremental way, helping them learn how to program a computer. The book starts from the basics, such as how to write a basic Python program, and moves on to more advanced topics, such as how to write a web application and how the Internet works. All of this is done in an accessible way, so the reader can follow along regardless of whether they know how a computer works or not. The only thing that you need is a laptop and the will to learn new things!
The book assumes the reader knows how to perform very basic operations of a computer, such as using a browser to visit a website, follow instructions to download a program from a website etc. However, there are no prerequisites on programming at all, any kid with rudimentary knowledge of mathematics (addition/multiplication etc.) should be able to follow along. The book contains diagrams and simplified instruction steps to help with this. The target age is kids that are 10 years old or more, but slightly younger kids might also be able to enjoy the book.
If you (or your kid) have read the book, please feel free to reach out and give me some feedback. I would love to hear what you liked or didn't like, so that I can improve the book.
Table of Contents
Talking to a computer
Looking inside a computer
How computers talk to each other
Making our programs easier to use
How does the Internet work
That's just the beginning
A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.
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