playful coding problems for 10 year olds

Neil Cerutti neilc at
Tue Nov 2 13:34:59 CET 2010

On 2010-11-01, Martin v. Loewis <martin at> wrote:
>> 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.
> I think anything that has to do with drawing and colors will be
> attractive, animated if possible. It has to look nice.
> Take a look at the turtle demos.

The book _Simply Scheme_ contains a lot of word problems, which I
think is quite nice. possessive,is_palindrom, pig_latin, and so
forth might make good Python exercises, too.

Neil Cerutti

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