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Old 2010-07-08, 16:49   #1
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I want to teach a new language to kids about 9-10 years old and i know that the best way for kids to learn is by playing learning games on pc.So i decided to learn a new programming language in order to design such games but i am not sure which is easier and will help more in the design. I have been told that visual basic and java are good for the case but i think that java can illustrate better some pictures and it is easier to work on it.Is that true or can you suggest me any other language programming.

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Old 2010-07-08, 17:24   #2
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Look at Turtle or Logo.

They're easy to learn for kids.
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Old 2010-07-08, 18:00   #3
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I personally would recommend VB.net unless you have any c based language experience in which case I would recommend C#.
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Old 2010-07-12, 13:55   #4
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I want to teach a new language to kids about 9-10 years old and i know that the best way for kids to learn is by playing learning games on pc.So i decided to learn a new programming language in order to design such games but i am not sure which is easier and will help more in the design. I have been told that visual basic and java are good for the case but i think that java can illustrate better some pictures and it is easier to work on it.Is that true or can you suggest me any other language programming.

Thank you
I think Python is very easy to learn. If you don't start with object oriented problems it's quite easy. A friend of mine who never programmed before could write programs after a few hours.

Check out the book 'Learning Python' from O'Reilly to get a deeper inside.

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Old 2010-08-12, 12:02   #5
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alice is designed for teaching

http://www.alice.org/

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