Over the past few years, there have been an influx in tutorials and services aimed at teaching kids how to write code.
Personally, I’m a big fan. I was 10 years old when I got started and much of the material that I read was a little too dense or I lacked the mathematical background to fully get all of the ideas.
Anyway, a new tutorial site aimed at kids was recently launched…
Ruby For Kids is exactly as you’d expect – teaching programming using the Ruby language in a series of articles and tutorials geared towards kids.
You can install the tutorial through a Ruby gem, follow the articles, the reference commands, and the screencasts to get started.
If they’re geeky enough, your kids will love it. Then again, who’s to say that you couldn’t use this for yourself :).