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Is it advisable to teach your kids basic programming at home

learning be they grow up

1st Dec 2017, 7:06 PM
🇬🇭 Freedom Ophadge 🇬🇭
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Yes, it is always worth to try, but I agree with @Jamie here that it must be voluntary :) Perhaps you might try to begin with Scratch as it is really appealing to kids. They can easily learn basic logical concepts like loops, conditionals and objects.
1st Dec 2017, 7:16 PM
Kuba Siekierzyński
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If you do try I would suggest you start by showing them the output of something silly or fun you've coded yourself as well as something really basic. This should increase their engagement before you show them any of the actual programming. Also, as Jamie said, don't force it on them. I'm still just occasionally showing my boys the output and have only mentioned actual programming. No real interest yet so I'll try again another day :)
1st Dec 2017, 7:37 PM
Duncan - avatar
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My kids loved Hour of Code and Tynker. I highly recommend starting at any age as long as the learning material is on par with the child's developmental level and they enjoy it. These have been great tools for them to exercise their logic thinking skills.
1st Dec 2017, 8:02 PM
David Carroll
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Duncan, very good advice. When I was 8 yrs old I was very interested in computers because of a game called " math munchers.
1st Dec 2017, 9:29 PM
Stephen Harris
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Yes, it's worth to try! I recommend starting with Scratch: scratch.mit.edu It's very good for everyone, not just for kids. If they become interested, you can teach them HTML.
29th Sep 2020, 9:15 PM
Space Kitty
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