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Coding for Beginners Using Python

Author: Louie Stowell
Lower Age: 7+
Price: $14.99
Year Added: 2017

Coding for Beginners Using Python is a detailed introduction to coding using the programming language Python for children nine years and up. This book puts complex coding concepts into simple language more easily accessible for younger children. Along with learning the basics of coding to use Python, children are prompted to explore new ideas and projects throughout. The instructions asks children to troubleshoot when their outcomes are not as they intended.



Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

Define a problem, learn about the problem, idea generation, plan a solution, test, analyze, and redesign a solution


Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: A problem to be solved by developing a new or improved process


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: Coding, computational thinking, programming, evidence-based reasoning, problem solving, perseverance, logical thinking



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      • “I like that this book takes complex ideas of coding and puts them into words that make sense for younger children. The instructions asks kids to explore new ideas and to troubleshoot when things don't completely work out.”
      • “I think this book is good for beginners! It teaches coding in a fun and explanatory way.”