Way To Empower Your Kids With Python Learning | Article – HSBC VisionGo

Python has become one of the most popular programming languages in recent years. Here are some tips for your kid to start learning Python effectively!
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Many said that Python is kids’ friendly and future-proofed, as with Python, coders can code different programs with way fewer lines than using other programming languages like Java or C. You wonder what is the most effective way for kids to learn Python? Here, we will showcase how and from what platforms your kids can efficiently learn Python.

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How Can My Children Kickstart Their Python Journey?

We have also made a comparison table for you to take a look at the pros and cons of each programming learning method for kids! In short, we will recommend kids to learn Python or coding via in-person lessons, as it is the best learning method for kids to learn coding efficiently in a fun and motivating environment. Learning via online tutorials is also not a bad idea to kickstart the learning voyage.

Pros and Cons Table:

Learning Python via: Level of FlexibilityLevel of UnderstandingLevel of 'Fun'Level of Motivation
Coding GamesMediumLowHighHigh
Coding VideosHighMediumMediumLow
Online TutorialsHighMediumMediumLow
In-person CoursesMediumHighHighHigh


In-person Python Course

With our recommended Data Science & A.I. with Python course as a reference, with around 16 hours of learning, mature children or teenagers can be able to learn how to use an API to get data from useful sites, learn data analytics and to do visualisation of different data with the experienced coding tutors!

These skills are transferable for their school projects, tech portfolio building and also to build a great foundation for their future career! If Data Science/ A.I. sounds a little far for your kids, learning Python while building a Website might sound cooler, mature kids can achieve to build their own Website and e-shops as well via the Full Stack Web Development course. 


Best Python Online Learning Material for Kids

Learn Python with Python Turtle

Python with Turtle is a graphical tool kit which is suitable for kids to learn coding with images and colours. Kids can start coding while drawing, with some simple shapes as squares or stars at the start, and their creations can be much more advanced and attractive later on!

Learn Python with Graphics 

Juni Learning is a site with blogs containing coding tutorials, with step by step guides in text and also video to walk you through the project. In one of the tutorials, they will guide you how to draw your own solar system with their teaching! Sounds cool, right? You can also choose projects from difficulties, approximate line of codes, learning outcomes or other details as they provide all these information for each project tutorial!

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Best Games for Kids To Learn Python

Minecraft

Minecraft is well known as a game, but actually it also has an  “Education Edition” which kids’ can learn programming concepts and also how to code in Python with interactive bricks while building their own virtual environment!  

“CodeCombat” 

CodeCombat is an educational game that teaches kids coding fundamentals including Python, it is free to play for all of its core levels so let your kids explore the fun of coding with video games!


Best Books for Kids To Learn Python

"Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming"

There are 2 key reasons behind recommending the book, “Python for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Programming” to young learners. First, it is really easy and intuitive to understand, even for younger kids. Second, children will never get bored reading this book and they will have fun with it, as they provide really amusive and fun sample programs!

"Coding for Kids: Python: Learn to Code with 50 Awesome Games and Activities"

Not sure if your kids can follow while learning coding? The book, “Coding for Kids: Python: Learn to Code with 50 Awesome Games and Activities” has included many easy-to-follow instructions as well as colourful graphics so if they are 10+, they are suitable to learn with this book. With a high variety of games and activities, plus its engaging virtual lessons with colourful illustrations with screenshot and reference, kids’ can ‘self-learn’ easily with the help of the book.


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The Ultimate Guide for Kids’ Python Learning : https://www.preface.ai/blog/others/python-for-kids/


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