Is pygame a good way to teach children programming?
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Pygame uses python. It is text-based programming, not drag-and-drop like scratch. It does teach object-oriented programming. Pygame would be more suitable for teenagers than elementary school children.


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Most of the tutorials assume you already know python, and want to learn pygame. The book sold on Amazon is pretty advanced, and is basically at an adult programmer reading level. You would have to first learn pygame and python using the materials, and then teach your children/students yourself.

If you want to teach elementary school children programming, scratch is probably a better place to start.
http://www.kidslike.info/scratch_computer_programming_tutorials

The gulf between scratch and pygame is still pretty wide. If your children or students already know scratch, we recommend alice as the next step.


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