Programming for kids
April 5, 2011 12:19 AM Subscribe
Best resources for teaching 6yo kid to program?
posted by acoutu to technology (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I was telling my 6yo son about LOGO programming and he'd like to give it a whirl. What is the best way to tackle this? I'm no longer sure whether LOGO is the best way to go or whether I should try him out on some other programming language.
I had been thinking LOGO because he's just in kindergarten and he wouldn't need super strong reading skills to get started. The turtle provides quick, visible results. But I'm open to other ideas.
(He's a very bright kid, but we haven't spent a lot of time on learning to read, so, while he's above grade level, he's never spontaneously written things out a lot before, so I don't want really difficult code. He loves engineering, though, and I think he'd like programming. I learned BASIC at 7, but I was thinking something more results-oriented, like LOGO, would help him get started.)