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Ask Slashdot: Best Book Or Game To Introduce Kids To Programming?

connorblack (2752943) writes | about 2 years ago

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connorblack (2752943) writes "My very gifted nephew is about to turn 9 this month and I would love to get him some sort of fun, engaging book or game to introduce him to the basic concepts of programming. I have a feeling if approached correctly he would absolutely devour the subject (he is already working through mathematics at an 8th grade level). What I first was looking at were the Lego Mindstorm programmable robots- which would have been perfect, if only they weren't around 300 dollars... So if there's anything similar (or completely new!) you've either heard praise about or used yourself with your kids, it would be great to get a recommendation. Also if possible I would want to stick to an under 100 dollar budget."

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Raspberry Pi (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 2 years ago | (#41664887)

Under $100.
Get a raspberry pi. Play with squeak and teach each other python.

I have seen exactly this...

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