Enseñar a programar a niños – Teaching Kids Programming

Teaching Kids Programming

In order to teach kids how to program, you need first to get them interested in something that is computer related. One of the best ways to get them interested in computers is games. They may want to write their own games, and that could be their entry into programming.

Here are some links to sites that deal with this subject.


Python is a very clean and very easy to understand language, yet a very powerful one as well.

PyGames is a set of libraries that allow someone to write their own games using the language.


Here are several tutorials on the Python language, which you will need to write games using PyGames:



IBM Alphaworks Robocode teaches kids Java programming while writing a game.

Robocode Central is a web site dedicated to the Robocode community. It has lots of resources about Robocode.

Slashdot discussion on Robocode, titled: Learning Java through violence

Kuro5hin discussion on Robocode

Cognitoy’s Mindrover

Cognitoy has a game called Mindrover, which is often used in education. Check Mindrover educational resources for more detail.


Squeak is a language that has developed into a community of students and teachers interested in learning and teaching programming using this deriviative of Smalltalk-80 object oriented language.

HTML and Javascript

Some kids can get started using plain HTML, writing web pages for everyone on the net to see. The instant gratification provided from instantly publishing their work, can be a good motivation for them to get started.

As they grow more curious and competenet, kids could start to explore other pages on the internet («How is this menu done?», …etc.). They could go on from there to Javascript.


PHP is a relatively easy language to use. Here are some tutorials on it.

Other Resources for kids and programming

Discussions and other stuff

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