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Re: [vox] ISO: Good programming language to teach an 8yr old



what about PHP?

dylan

on 04.3.19 10:19 AM, Bill Kendrick at nbs@sonic.net was reported to have
writen:

> 
> Back when I was 8 years old (about 20 years ago now!), I programmed in
> BASIC on my Timex Sinclair 1000 and Atari 1200XL computers.
> 
> Today, I've been asked to tutor a very smart (but currently far
> too Windows-saavy for his and his parents' own good) 8 year old kid.
> 
> He's got a Pentium (which doesn't work, and it sounds like Windows is
> broken), and I'm thinking of installing Linux for him.  (He's used it before,
> and likes what he's seen.)  I think he's ready to start picking up
> programming, as it will provide him with a creative outlet for all that
> computer geek energy he has.
> 
> 
> What's a good, kid-friendly language for today's kids to use (on Linux,
> of course!)?
> 
> I've though about picking up some Python and passing my knowledge on to him,
> but of course I'd rather ask the educators and other experts on various
> mailing lists for suggestions, since many of you have already dealt with
> this problem before.
> 
> :^)
> 
> Thanks in advance!
> 
> -bill!
> bill@newbreedsoftware.com          Check out the new, improved Tux Paint site!
> http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/        http://newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
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