Quick Look: Computer Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax

As we've shown here on MindShift (see 5 Tools to Introduce Programming to Kids), there are lots of easy ways for kids grownups to start programming.

When Howard Abrams, a software engineer in Beaverton, Ore., wanted to teach his daughter, now 10, and son, now 8, how to program computers, he thought of the fun he had playing with Logo, the first programming language he learned. He quickly discovered that "Logo is pretty old school.

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