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Re: [newtech-1] Coding for Kids

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:01 PM
Scratch is a kid-friendly place to start. It's a visual programming environment, very much like the Lego Mindstorm, where you write programs by assembling blocks (e.g. a loop is a C-shaped block that you drop instructions into).

On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Jonathan <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey everyone,

I'm setting up a laptop (osx) for my nieces, and I'd like to get them interested in programming.  When I was a kid I learned Logo, and Basic, and really enjoyed writing small programs on our Apple IIe.  

Does anyone have any suggestions for kid friendly programming out there these days?  My nieces are 8 and 5.  I think the 5 year old is a bit too young to get started, but I think 8 is old enough to get started.


- jonathan

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