Python Programming for Children- Parent’s Basic Guide to Introduce Python to Kids

Are you afraid of ‘Python’? Most of the people will nod their head in affirmation. But it is not true even children love to play with python. Don’t panic? Here we are talking about ‘PYTHON’, a general-purpose computer programming language used for programming and software development besides website development. With its vast usage and popularity, ‘python’ is becoming a common area of interest among programmers. Any future program that works with AI will be made with the help of Python programming because the number of codes required would be very less as compared to other programming languages. It’s the right time to introduce python programming as an Extra Curricular Activity. RoboGenius academy offers an amazing online Python Course for Kidsfor the age of above 12 years and the best thing is no coding experience needed to pursue the course. 

Before going further, let’s break into the background of the python language. It was developed by a Dutch programmer Guido van Rossum in 1991, with a vision to make an easy and instinctive computer programming language that could compete with other complex and complicated programming languages.

It is much easier to work on a programming language if you understand the basic terminologies of coding. Before introducing it to the children, let’s crack the common concepts of python language:

Variables: Variables are used to contain information; children can think – it is a container that store values. It can be changed throughout the program. Also, the value in one container can be copied and stored in another.

Data: In Python programming, a data consists of any number, strings (a piece of text) and Booleans (True or False).

Input & Output: It makes up the flow of a program. Input means any data flowing into the computer such as typed text, command, files and clicks. Output means the data which is coming out of the computer-based on the inputs, it can be any visual, auditory or tactile information.

Boolean Operators: Boolean Operators are simple words (AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT). These operators define true or false.

Class: Classes are basically templates use to create objects. In class, we define an object’s properties and methods. 

Conditionals: Conditionals are decision-makers in a program that runs only in certain situations.

Loop: An amazing time-saving coding method for developers, it is a great way to write repeating codes in a faster way. 

List: A basic structure in python programming. It is used for keeping the items in an order.

Strings: Variables can hold data and words as well besides numbers. Developers generally called word variables as ‘strings’. When creating string variables, their value must be inside quotation marks.

Function: Function is a code that runs a specific task. When you use a function in code, Python recalls the code for that input function and runs it

Libraries: A programmer can save the written codes in a library so that the next programmer can re-use those codes for the faster development process. 

If you teach your children the basics of programming they can easily master python programming in a few sessions. Want to teach your child python programming? You can sign up for our trial online python classes.