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This book eases beginners into programming with Python. It’s great for children’s because they take a simple and slow approach; there’s no need to rush and feel as if you have to master Python in a few hours. With children, it’s always better to go slowly and make sure they are enjoying their lesson.
My husband and son are currently working on this book. They learn the Python language for programming and are finding it easy to use and navigate.
Swift Playground is an iPad app from Apple itself. My son and husband have been programming with it for a few months now, moving from lesson to lesson. It’s playful and they can design this little world as they go through the lessons. This is better for older kids, but my son has the advantage that his father is a former programmer. They’re end goal is to create their very own (simple) app, using what they learned on Swift, that they hope to eventually add to the App Store.
Codesparks Academy is an app that we stumbled on. My son was playing on an iPad on display in the Apple store and starting playing with this app. It was super intuitive for him to use and he was up and running, playing round after round. You can download the app for apple or android and Amazon devices and try it for free, however it is a subscription service if you choose to continue.
This is on my wish list. A relative of mine has this game and her children love it. It’s a good way to see programming in action and I’m sure my son would like this when he’s a little older.