Scratch Programming For Kids
Scratch is an interactive site at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for kids. It’s a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
I began using Scratch some time ago and it does indeed help develop ‘logical’ programming thinking and organization (Spyderwolf @ Scratch). If you have kids, as early as kindergarten who are interested in computers, think about introducing them to Scratch. You’ll be glad you did.