• What is the best general introduction to computers for kids?

    Answers Given

    Answers Favorited

  • I'm a professional computer technician, and my 10 year old son is interested in apprenticing with me. He's learned a lot watching over my shoulder, asking questions and getting some hands-on experience with discarded computers. However, I'd like to have a good basic primer he can read to get the big picture as to how computer hardware and software work. Looking for recommendations for books or websites.

    2 0
    Question by stgilbert

He should just talk to me for a half-hour. He'll take up a plumbing or electricial trade, and never be outsourced.


Answer by christopher

With regard to hardware I'd have defer to others but when you get to the point where he's ready to try some programming (at 10 he is definitely old enough to give this a whirl) it is hard to beat python as a starting language.

Good resources include:

Slightly more advanced or faster-paced:

The trend over recent years is to start instruction in programming in a "higher-level" language like Python and then (if needed) learn a more complex "lower-level" languages like C-family/Java/PHP/etc.

Answer by sean
« Back to Previous Page
Cool tools really work.

A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it. Items can be either old or new as long as they are wonderful. We post things we like and ignore the rest. Suggestions for tools much better than what is recommended here are always wanted.

Tell us what you love.