[FoRK] helping kids to learn programming?

Mark Day mark_s_day at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 1 06:54:55 PDT 2013

In general, I would recommend Scratch (scratch.mit.edu).  It's how my interested-in-programming child initially pursued his interest.  He's since moved on to Java, but I think that might have been a hard place to start.

Unfortunately I don't think Scratch will work on an iPad.  It requires Adobe Flash and my recollection is that the iPad is a Flash-free zone,


 From: Hokkun Pang <hkpang at gmail.com>
To: Friends of Rohit Khare <fork at xent.com> 
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:43 AM
Subject: [FoRK] helping kids to learn programming?

Anyone have experience helping pre-teen (10-12 year olds) to learn
My son wanted to create simple games (preferably on iPad). I got him the
hardware but I don't think I have time to teach him. He has no programming

Any recommended book or online classes? Is xcode too overwhelming? Is
Python a better a choice?
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