Coding/Computer Programming for kids
Start from scratch…
Minecraft Raspberry Pi editionPosted 1 year ago
You can program minecraft with python.
Sorry i should have said he is 10 but pretty intelligent and good at maths. We get frustrated at times as he just plays the same games and we want him to explore a bit more.
I want to be able to give him some options to look at and do some of it with him so your suggestions are good. I will look at books and the websites with him tomorrow and xheck out the raspberry pi ting.
ChrisPosted 1 year agozzjabzzMember
Try following their tutorials.
My youngest (15) spends hours on this. It’s not just playing the games, he can code in Lua now and creates some great 3D models.
He’s learned a bit of Python at school too.
As stated above, Scratch may be better for a 10 year old, moving on to other languages as he gets older…Posted 1 year agoscrumfledMember
Like Cougar alludes to, he has to be interested/see a benefit if you want him to take it up. Maybe look at the games hes playing and see if they support scripting/add ons…. or if theres a community doing modifications.
Another angle might be doing stuff with his smartphone, since they seem to be cybernetically attached to kids nowadays 😉Posted 1 year ago
Probably not but its all about options, he didn’t want to swim/play rugby/use the play station but he now loves them so its just about giving options. He likes minecraft so that is a good one to start with and will look at some of the suggestions this weekend.
Thanks allPosted 1 year agodoublezeroMember
Get the Carol Vorderman book its a great starting point with some easy projects to get you started in Scratch and Python.
Check your area for local coding clubs my daughter is at a coderdojo run by volunteers with decent knowledge of coding, she’s a year in and coding in java and she’s only 10.Posted 1 year agoethanscottMember
Scratch and/or python
Carol vorderman has a book: coding for kids (I think its called)
I agree. Getting coding for kids is an excellent idea and Carol Vorderman does enunciate the topics pretty clearly.
With the rising demand in the IT industry, it seems like a nice idea to get your kid equipped with coding so that he/she has some background knowledge.Posted 4 days ago
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