Small Basic for Little Kids Series – Pong

  It was a beautiful sunny weekend, and wife’s mandate of father-son bonding was to be obeyed…  So, after a bike ride, it’s time for some coding.  Small Basic, that is. My little boy has been bugging me about game programming.  After some convincing, he settled on Pong, not entirely sure what Pong is. Having in…

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Small Basic for Little Kids Series #02 – Loop

The single most important concept in programming is loop, I think.  And yet, it’s (usually) not an easy concept for kids to grasp. I remember when I was young, I had to struggle with the idea of loop and N=N+1. Back then, a loop in BASIC might look like this: 10 PRINT “123”20 GOTO 10…

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Small Basic for Little Kids Series #01 – A Typing Game

 It’s always fun to teach the little ones to learn and do something. Teaching programming is no different.  As previously mentioned, I have been on the lookout for a fun and low-barrier language for beginners, a third grader to be exact. So far, all in all, I’ve spent about 20-30 hours with my son on…

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