You can also give KidsRuby a try:http://thenextweb.com/dd/2011/12/26/now-that-your-kids-have-a-new-computer-teach-them-how-to-program-in-ruby/
On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 7:27 PM, Marc Hayem <[address removed]>
Try scratch. I was made by MIT for kids, it is event-driven and graphic. My 7 years old is addicted.
They have a very nice web site with examples.
Jonathan <[address removed]>;
[newtech-1] Coding for Kids
Thu, Jan 10,[masked]:56:04 PM
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.