[Tutor] Use Python to learn kids (9 yr) to program

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 30 21:31:13 CET 2006

"Anders Persson" <anders.u.persson at telia.com> wrote

> So my plan is to use Python, has anyone try to learn kids this way, 
> and
> could giv som ide how-to.

I have had an 11 year old complete my tutorial with no help
from adults (apart from a few emails to me) and a 10 year old
complete it with the aid of his father.

I've also had a 10 year old girl go through my book(the paper edition)
with her father and succeed.

They are the youngest I know of.
The Python Edu SIG would be worth asking about this.

Also Gregor lingl(sp?) had a book/version of Python specifically
for teaching kids. I think it was in English as well as Gregor's
native German. Gregor, are you still on tutor list?

The other language with a very good repoutation for teaching
children is Logo, it has quite a good community for this purpose
too. And there are Windows versions with reasonable IDE too.


Alan G. 

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