Teaching Children Programming and Linux

Asaf Maruf asafmaruf-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Wed Jul 16 16:21:13 UTC 2008

Have a look at alice.org. Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment
for kids.


On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:11 PM, Scott Elcomb <psema4-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:14 AM, Aaron Vegh <aaronvegh-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> > Thanks for the links. My daughter is four years old, so it looks like
> we're
> > a little ways away from getting into this. :-)
> 4 might be a little early.  ;-)
> I installed Little Wizard from Synaptic a long time ago to see if it
> would live up to it's description.  It never ran and so I never really
> looked any further at it.  Does sound like what you might be looking
> for though:
> "Little Wizard is a development environment for children. It is
> intended to be used by primary school children to learn about the main
> elements of real computer languages. Using only the mouse, children
> can explore programming concepts such as variables, expressions,
> loops, conditions, and logical blocks. Every element of the language
> is represented by an intuitive icon, making it easy to learn. Little
> Wizard works under Linux and Windows 2000/XP."
> http://littlewizard.sourceforge.net/index.html
> PS - The site mentions that there's little to no documentation; if it
> works for you, you might end up having to "build lessons."  (Might
> even make for some interesting blog material. :)
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