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What would you buy for a child under 10 to start coding?

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Boss

December 14, 2017 10:31

You are welcome. The Lego Mindstorms might also be a good option linking to sensors and actuators https://www.lego.com/en-us/mindstorms/learn-to-program and appears to have a graphical program, that obviously adds some physical interactions to the coding so could add lots of fun.

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donnamiller

December 14, 2017 10:43

Thank you for replying. This sounds a good plan. I will start with scratch and see how we go.

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donnamiller

December 13, 2017 12:35

Thank you for replying. This sounds a good plan. I will start with scratch and see how we go.

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donnamiller

December 13, 2017 12:34

Thank you for replying. This sounds a good plan. I will start with scratch and see how we go.

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Boss

December 11, 2017 12:07

I had great fun with my grand children programming in Scratch it's "very visual" and avoids textual syntax issues so they can learn coding structure. https://scratch.mit.edu/

In my case they have gone on to learn Python, C and more.

Having done a search there is also
http://onerobot.org/index.html#12Blocks
and
http://enchanting.robotclub.ab.ca/tiki-index.php
But I haven't explored these.

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donnamiller

December 13, 2017 12:35

@Boss - thank you for your reply. It is a good plan. I will start with scratch and see how we go.