Programming language for children

Knapp magick.crow at
Mon Jun 22 11:17:07 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM, <christopher.lemire at> wrote:
> What is the child good at and interested in? For example, I put Ubuntu on a
> girls computer and she's been using it for years. She has no interest in
> programming with the exception of html and trying to teach her programming
> was useless. But I know she has very good art talent and creative, so I
> encouraged her to use Gimp and provided her with resources. Now she's so
> good with Gimp, it amazes me when all I do with it is crop pictures and
> compress images/convert to jpg to make them smaller for sending to my friend
> with dial up and posting on the web. Even the desktop backgrounds she has
> created, I am using as my own wallpaper for my phone and computer. Maybe you
> can do the same for your child depending on what her talent and interests
> are.
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

Get her into Blender3d next. I will help you, if you need it. Blender
is a HUGE program! It is easy to use once you get it but before that
it will feel crazy!

There is a ton of great online help, once you find it.
Email me off list for more.
Douglas E Knapp

Why do we live?

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