Python is an excellent language to begin learning about programming. It's syntax is easy to learn and the libraries offered by the community allow you to build complex applications easily. You had better start learning programming with python rather than C++ or Java.
One video per one day to learn jQuery from http://tutsplus.com
Running time of each video is about 10~30 minuets.
This course explains various effect. You need to know about basic concept of jQuery before you start.