My son, the programmer
Today I showed my son how to do a couple things in Python for the first time. We only spent about half an hour on it, but it was a lot of fun. First, I showed him how to to use a Jupyter notebook in Visual Studio Code. We made Markdown and Python cells. For the Python cells, I walked him through a Hello World example. I then had him print out whatever he wanted many times in a for loop. That was the first fun thing I used to do in BASIC on the Apple ][ in school. In a short amount of time, he learned
range, which is pretty good for a five-year-old’s first lesson. I plan to get turtle graphics (maybe this, I’m not sure) installed on his machine soon.