The Book

Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM.

Step-by-step explanations will have kids learning computational thinking right away, while visual and game-oriented examples hold their attention. Friendly introductions to fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, and functions will help even the youngest programmers build the skills they need to make their own cool games and applications.

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Code is the Language of their Future.

Will your Kids be Fluent?

  • Computer Science is a top-paying college degree with jobs growing at 2X the national average.

  • The average starting salary of a computer programmer is much higher.

  • Computer Science represents 60% of al new STEM Jobs.

  • Less than 2.4% of graduates earn a degree in Computer Science

There will be 1,000,000 more jobs than students by 2020.

The Course

100 fun, interactive, and instructional videos will teach your kids to:
  • Code your own apps and games in Python for Mac, PC, or Linu

  • For all kids from pre-K to college level

  • Draw colorful spirals and shapes with Turtle graphics in Python

  • Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Rock-Paper-Scissors

  • Build interactive apps that respond to user input and mouse clicks

  • Master variables, loops and functions

  • Prepare for more advanced programming courses, or a better career.

“A straightforward, crystal-clear guide to programming in Python… Sophisticated concepts and serious programming make for an easy, enjoyable game for families.”

Kirkus Reviews

“My grade 8 students won’t give the book back! They love it!”

BRIAN ASPINALL K-8 Teacher, Blogger
TEDx Speaker

“An easy five stars... With the information provided in Teach Your Kids to Code, kids (and adults) will have a solid foundation from which to jump to more advanced programming books.”

JAMES FLOYD KELLY GeekDad

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Dr. Bryson Payne

Dr. Bryson Payne is the author of the book Teach Your Kids to Code: A parent-friendly guide to Python programming, (2015) from No Starch Press. He is a tenured Professor of Computer Science in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®).

Dr. Payne has taught computer science at UNG since 1998 and served as the University's first Department Head of Computer Science. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia State University and has published articles in scholarly and industry journals and proceedings, in addition to speaking regularly at regional and national conferences in computer science, information systems and IT leadership. He has been featured in CIO magazine, Campus Technology, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Payne has been programming computers for over 30 years; he sold his first paid program to RUN Magazine (Commodore 64) for their “Magic" column in 1985, for $10. In addition to his affinity for technology, Dr. Payne speaks Spanish and French, and is conversational in Russian and Mandarin Chinese.

He lives north of Atlanta with his lovely wife Bev, two sons, Alex and Max, and two Bengal cats, Leo and Rocky.

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