what would be good is something like KPL
(http://www.kidsprogramminglanguage.com/) but built around ruby

On 12/12/06, James Britt <james.britt / gmail.com> wrote:
> Jeff_M wrote:
> > Kerry Stevenson wrote:
> >> I am wondering if there is a Ruby resource (book, web pages, whatever)
> >> that would be suitable to teach a child who has never programmed
> >> anything before.  The pickaxe book, while a terrific resource, seems to
> >> assume at least some basic knowledge of programming and language
> >> syntax.
> >
> > You know, to be honest with you, I would start them off with something
> > more like PHP.  It seems like younger kids like to do stuff with web
> > pages, and it might be fun.
>
> Be careful: Many locales have laws against just this sort of child abuse.
>
> --
> James Britt
>
> "A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is
> not worth knowing."
>   - A. Perlis
>
>