It’s a different world out there for kids and it seems like knowing how to code is going to be a huge asset. There are tutorials and such, but I like it when there are specialized classes or books like Code for Teens so that I can feel more comfortable about when my teen is learning. I want it to be at the appropriate maturity level. My teen son is definitely interested in doing something with technology when he is an adult. He hasn’t quite decided exactly what yet. Either way, he was happy to be able to use the Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner’s Guide to Programming (Volume 1) book to get himself started on that path.
The quality of the book is very good. It has nice sturdy pages that have a gloss to them. The entire book is full color, so it is appealing to the eye. It consists of 219 pages, which includes everything your student will need. There is no extra teacher’s manual to keep track of, which is great!
The book is written to the student, so you can totally just hand it over and let them learn. That is, with the exception of the two and a half pages that are labeled, “A Word for Parents”. At the top of that page, it tells the student to give the book to their parents to read the “confidential, highly classified, top secret, Level 5 clearance section”.
There are 10 chapters in the book, with quiz questions in each chapter. The answers to all of the questions are in the back of the book.
The author of this book, Jeremy Moritz, is a homeschool dad. He wrote this book because he could not find a suitable book or program for his own children to learn code. They all went too fast. And because most parents aren’t likely to be able to help their child, it leaves the student on their own to figure it out.
Enter … Code for Teens
Why buy a book for your child to learn how to code? Simply put… because the world is growing more technologically advanced and it would be wonderful if our kids are able to keep up!
In the very last chapter, your student will make a hangman game from scratch using all of the skills he or she has learned in the book.
My son is taking a computer literacy class at our homeschool tutorial this year where he will learn powerpoint, excel, word, photoshop and more. Code for Teens is the perfect addition to his computer education this year!