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Kodu for Kids: The Official Guide to Creating Your Own Video Games by James F. Kelly

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Forewords

Perhaps the biggest barrier to teaching children to create programs has nothing to do with the child but rather with the preconceptions of adults and the relative dearth of people willing or able to teach children basic software skills. This is a shame, really, because the ability to program is the ability to create. If we could give our children those skills early in life, it would empower them to be not just participants in our digital society but also agents. It would give them both an understanding of how our increasingly technology-driven world works and the confidence of knowing they can change it if they so choose. It would also go a long way toward satisfying an increasing need for technical skills in our society that is calling ...

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