Welcome to Coding for Kids! This course is a gentle introduction to Python coding.
What is coding?
Coding is writing logical instructions for a computer to follow. In our modern world, coding is used to create computer programs that power the microchips in your microwave, car, phone and every modern device you know.
Why learn to code?
Learning to code is learning to think creatively. If you can code a computer then you can think and apply yourself logically and rationally to tackle any obstacle or challenge you face in life. It is a wonderful life skill for your child to build.
Python is an extremely flexible coding language that is used by many professionals, including scientists, researchers, and engineers. It is straightforward and approachable and an excellent choice for children beginning their coding journey.
Who created this course?
My name is Daniel Shepherd. I have a degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a master’s degree in Environmental Management. I have been teaching for 25 years and have taught children of all ages throughout my career. I teach Python coding to children aged 7-11 across London in the UK. I greatly enjoy nurturing the amazing creativity and passion that young people have for coding.
What will I learn?
In this course, you'll learn the basics of coding in Python. You'll learn how to:
- Move a drawing robot around the screen
- Create mindblowing multicolored graphics
- Repeat lines of code (using a FOR loop)
- Keep pieces of information in your computer's memory (using variables)
- Get your computer to do math for you
- Think clearly and logically in a calm way
- Experiment and explore with your mind
- Boost your confidence
I hope you enjoy my course.