Award Winning Self-Study Homeschool Computer Science & Programming Curriculum


Every kid or teenager who plays video games wishes they knew how to write their very own video games and apps!  With our “at-home” Computer Science For Kids Programming Tutorials, your kids can learn to develop their own kid-friendly non-violent video games and other career building computer applications with no parent programming experience needed. Our self-study and self-paced computer programming tutorials have been used all over the world by computer enthusiasts, schools, homeschool parents and homeschool co-ops for over 30 years.  If you are a Christian Homeschool click here for our dedicated Christian Homeschool web site.

​We currently offer computer programming tutorials for Microsoft Small Basic, Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual C#, and Oracle Java. The Microsoft Small Basic Programming Track is designed for students starting at 10 years of age. Our Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, and Java Tutorials are designed for eighth grade students and above. If your middle school student has successfully completed our Small Basic tutorial they can easily move right into any of the other Beginning language tutorials. All of our tutorials are self-paced and self-study so they are designed for “parent-friendly” independent learning. Some students age 10-12 may need some assistance with advanced math concepts like square roots.

So where should your student start? If you or your student have no previous computer programming experience, we highly recommend you start with our Microsoft “Small Basic” Programming Track for beginners. If you personally have experience with Visual Basic, Visual C# or Java and you want to provide some personal coaching and guidance to your student along the way, we suggest you pick the computer language you are most familiar with. If you and your student are both new to computer programming, start with the Small Basic Track #1 below. So with that introduction, let’s review each of our “parent-friendly” self-study computer programming tutorials in more detail.


“Have your kids expressed interest in computers? Most children have, and will continue to do so, because we are in a technological world. There aren’t many programming courses on the market today that cater to teaching children about computer programming. Fortunately, BibleByte Books & Computer Science For Kids offer two different “parent-friendly” middle school and high school computer programming curriculums for Microsoft Small Basic, Visual Basic Express, Visual C# Express, and Oracle-Sun Java. One curriculum is designed for Christian based homeschool programs while the other curriculum is designed for secular homeschooling. Both are self-study and self-paced tutorials and neither requires prior parental or student computer programming experience. The games are very, very simple. What’s important here is the programming.  With programming knowledge, your kids can program more complexity into their games and other programming projects. Other learning projects include a card game, an allowance calculator, a drawing program, a state capitals game, and a video game.

The first semester tutorial is designed for the absolute beginning programmer. The second semester tutorial is an intermediate level tutorial focused on programming more advanced level children’s games using the programming skills the student learned in the first semester tutorial. While learning how to program, there is a sense of accomplishment—a feeling of self-confidence. After taking this course, I wanted to learn more! Isn’t that what we want for our kids? To instill a desire to learn even more? BibleByte Books & Computer Science For Kids does just that! With no previous programming experience, I found that their Computer Programming Tutorials made computer programming both fun and easy to learn. Their customer service was also very eager to answer any questions that I might have. This combination of curriculum and customer service makes their tutorials attractive to both the homeschool parent and their beginning student programmer.

“Phil Conrod has a passion for writing tutorials and books aimed at beginner programmers and he’s done an excellent job of covering all the fundamentalsof Small Basic programming.

“The tutorials were really good to use. I have a very small class of 3 and I found them to be much better than a book.”

“I like the tutorials. They were easy to follow using laymen’s terms.”

“I think the teaching resources are great. They work very well for a class and it is good teaching & guidance for students to do on their own. “

“The Learn Java (GUI Applications) For High School Students topics are introduced progressively to ensure that students of different levels can progress at their own pace. Many exercises and problems are weaved into the chapters to maintain student interest and build confidence.Overall, I appreciated your efforts to make the Java product user friendly.”

“Your Small Basic books are great!”

“Recently I bought the Beginning Microsoft Small Basic for Homeschool 3 Pack Set for Ethan. For the first few days I couldn’t get him off the computer! I’m lucky enough to be able to just hand him the book and say, “There you are”, his eyes light up and my role as the ‘teacher’ is complete.”

“We have enjoyed the first semester of Java. I have programmed in many languages including Java, and I have a BS in Computer Science. I found this course to be excellent to use to teach my son as a homeschooling dad. Thanks for your great products.”

“I want to thank you for your superb BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS. The course itself is fantastic. I am new to Visual Basic but I can very easily understand what it is all about. The way you explain things is very clear. “

“I like the Computer Science For Kids Textbooks. They are clearly written and easy to understand. All in all, you folks have done a great job!”

“I did the first five chapters of BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC .NET and simply had to continue. Congrats on an excellent curriculum!!!”

“I have lots of books about Visual Basic but your course [BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS] is the one where I can understand every step.

Thank you for writing such a wonderful course for those new at programming.”

“I commend you for the simplicity and clarity of BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC. “

“Excellent product [BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC] – thank you! “

“I can’t thank you enough for your product [BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC]! Your teaching style is EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you so much for your work!”

“Best introduction to Visual Basic [BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC] I’ve seen and I’ve seen plenty! “

“[BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC] is thorough, easy to read, and has an adequate number of support exercises. “

“I want to congratulate the writer of BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS. The notes are clear, concise and easy to understand.”

“I have to tell you I really love your tutorials. An awesome quick start to the Visual Basic language. I recommend them to others.”

I purchased BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC and I LOVE your teaching style. It is very very good and comforting!! Keep up the good work!”

ndly tutorial I’ve ever encountered. It’s clearly been road-tested; every possible glitch seems to have been anticipated. “

“I find BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC very helpful, more than the books that I got with the software. “

“Thanks for the stunning product [BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC]! It is practical and typed in a language that is understandable, without the unnecessary jargon. “