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[school-discuss] Re: ISO: Good programming language to teach an 8yr old

> What's a good, kid-friendly language for today's kids to use (on 
> Linux,of course!)?
> I've though about picking up some Python and passing my knowledge 
> on to him,
> but of course I'd rather ask the educators and other experts on 
> variousmailing lists for suggestions, since many of you have 
> already dealt with
> this problem before.

Using Python with pygame might be fun for him.

Lee Harr has written an online book (in progress) "Start Programming"
and has developed a framework for Python and pygame for beginning 


I started programming at 48, not 8.  So am talking outside my 
experience.  But it seems to me that Lee's work has a lot of - for lack 
of a better word - integrity.