I'm blogging about programming, but ... hey look over there - it's something shiny!
Monday, June 06, 2016
Teaching My Nine Year Old Daughter to Program with LightBot.com
I introduced my nine-year old daughter to lightbot.com to show her how to program. LightBot.com is a wonderful site where you can download a little game to a device (she has a $50 android table) and learn to program a little robot.
The game is amazing at teaching programming. After learning the basics, the site introduces kids to the concept of functions and recursion (although its called 'loops'). Kids think they are just playing a game, when in reality they are learning some basics of programming.