Programming Books for Babies and Toddlers
As part of my market research for our children’s book The ABCs of Programming I spent a lot of time finding children’s picture books aimed at babies and toddlers. There were surprisingly few books targeted towards this age, that just explained the basics of programming and computers. My criteria for what counts as “targeting babies and toddlers” is:
- Is colorful.
- Takes less than 10 minutes to read.
- Doesn’t try to explain bubble sort or consistent hashing to someone who might not be potty trained.
Below is the list. If I’ve missed a book, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
General programming books
- ABCs of Programming Obviously the book I suggest.
- a is for Array I really like this book, good for an advanced for a toddler.
- C++ for Kids I haven’t read this one due to my aversion to unmanaged languages.
- Python Bytes Adorable, good for an advanced toddler.
Web development books
- ABCs of the Web Similar to ABCs of Programming but web dev focused.
- HTML for Babies Another book by the Code Babies juggernaut.
- CSS for Babies By Code Babies.
- Web Colors By Code Babies.
- Web Design for Babies By Code Babies, does a decent job of explaining in toddler terms what each language does.
Computer Related books
- The Berenstain Bears’ Computer Trouble It’s exactly what you would expect from a Berenstein Bear’s book
- Goodnight Ipad Pretty fun parody of “Goodnight Moon”.
- If you Give a Mouse a Iphone If you ned another “If you give a X a Y” book, this one at least is self aware.
- Once Upon a Time Online A nice little digital fairytale.