playful coding problems for 10 year olds

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at
Tue Nov 2 12:32:14 CET 2010

>> Hi folks,
>> My niece is interested in programming and python looks like a good
>> choice (she already wrote a couple of lines :)) She is 10 and I
>> thought it would be good to have a bunch of playful coding problems
>> for her, stuff that she could code herself maybe after some initial
>> help.
>> Do you guys know problems like these? Or a good resource where to look
>> them up?
>> Cheers,
>> Daniel
> There's a great book valled 'Invent your own computer games using
> Python', aimed at kids, which teaches programming from tne ground up,
> in the context of writing games, starting with terminal word games,
> ending with Pygame fullscreen 2D vector graphic & bitmaps affairs.
> The website says aimed at kids 'ages 10 to 12 and upwards', so it
> sounds like she's on the minimum cusp.
> (now I come to look at the website, one of the quotes he features is
> from an Amazon review I wrote months ago! :-)

Thanks a lot for everyone for the suggestions,
I think I'll be able to cook things up from all
the references you sent!


Psss, psss, put it down! -

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