Thank-you everyone for your comments. I remember learning to program on my zx-spectrum at
the time and just wanted to get the children started with something simple. I've had
them using Alice for a little while, but might look at some of those suggestions for
something more traditional.
Thanks for all the input.
On 29/11/2011, at 12:11 PM, Gordon Heydon wrote:
Also I forgot to add, Scratch will run on anything, and my 10 Y/o had lots of fun with
scratch. We have also started playing around with iOS development between us, which he has
been designing the layouts and I have been adding the code behind the buttons.
On 29/11/2011, at 12:09 PM, Jason Lade wrote:
That might be a little similar to Alice at http://www.alice.org
. Will have a look at
On 29/11/2011, at 12:07 PM, Gordon Heydon wrote:
The best one that I found found for kids is scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/
which is a
very visual drag and drop language, and helps kids work out how languages work and I think
it is good starter before moving onto a more lower level language which is more
On 29/11/2011, at 12:02 PM, jason(a)docpc.com.au wrote:
I would like to start teaching my children
programming. They have access
to an iMac, I am thinking that now they old enough to learn a language.
I've looked at the standard Mac programming. But it seems to complex to
start them off on. Any suggestions?
By the way the children's ages are 9 (boy) and 13 (girl). They are home
schooled it would be great to be able to add another subject under their
If necessary I could create a virtual machine with linux running in it.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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