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|Subject: Re: Games and Crafts for 6 yr old||Date: 10/9/2012 1:13 PM|
|Author: GameMaker||Number: 41968 of 42472|
OH OH OH!
TO ANYONE WITH 5+ year olds who like videogames...
Download Scratch from MIT!
It is a drag-and-drop scripting / programming tool specifically built for children! It gets them thinking in terms of algorithms, blocks, variables, etc. - and they don't even know it! Jayden can't WAIT to finish his homework so he can play Scratch and built us a little scene - it's like Legos...but you can make things move, react, dance, play sounds, bounce, change colors - it's amazing. Jayden watched the 5 video tutorials (recorded by other children, so very accessible!), and then just dove in by himself.
ABSOLUTELY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION for all parents! :)
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