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Teri
05-16-2011, 02:52 PM
http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/05/5-tools-to-introduce-programming-to-kids/

dbmamaz
05-16-2011, 03:25 PM
thanks - this is a big part of my plan for the summer!

WindSong
05-16-2011, 04:40 PM
Thanks for the link. I havn't heard of a couple of these. I'll pass along to dh who is the programming guru in the family. :)

Topsy
05-16-2011, 04:51 PM
There is also the program from Homeschool Engineer (http://www.homeschoolengineer.com/)...we did a giveaway from them last summer.

Ariadne
05-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Thank you!

Hampchick
05-16-2011, 06:17 PM
This is great! I have only recently considered that EJ would probably enjoy programming but didn't know where to start. I was looking at the scratch site which looks fun.

Stella M
05-16-2011, 08:31 PM
Excellent, thank you!

Kylie
05-17-2011, 03:29 AM
Oh this is great thanks :-)

Pefa
05-18-2011, 11:42 AM
Thanks. FWIW, we love scratch.

Teri
05-18-2011, 01:05 PM
My kids love Alice and Scratch.
Joseph is actually teaching himself HTML right now.

Satori
05-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Thanks! I used to be a programmer and just loved to teach myself new stuff and being able to make a website do whatever I wanted. I was fascinated back in 1998, but my husband grew up loving programming on old computers. I can't wait to introduce some of this to my daughter. I think we'll be checking out Alice and/or Scratch this summer.

ksb427
05-28-2011, 04:10 PM
Thanks for the link! Not too long ago I ran across this from Microsoft:

http://fuse.microsoft.com/project/kodu.aspx - a visual programming language made specifically for making games