Teaching python (programming) to children
phr-n2001d at nightsong.com
Mon Nov 5 18:48:51 CET 2001
Guido Stepken <stepken at little-idiot.de> writes:
> > The best-known attempts to teach children programming have been with
> > the Logo language. See the book Mindstorms, by Seymour Papert. He
> > has another book out called "The Children's Machine: Rethinking School
> > in the Age of the Computer", but I haven't seen it yet.
> I have had great success in making children (12-15) having fun programming
> python .... before the were only interested in playing gameboy...with
> pygame, SLT they are now trying to programm a simple game for windows ....
> For Mindstroms there is a python module in work.....
Yes, Python is probably a good choice at ages 12-15. By "children" I
thought of the kids aged maybe 6-8. Python wouldn't make any sense
at that age, but Logo apparently worked ok.
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