A Kickstarter project: Bitsbox | monthly coding projects for kids

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bitsbox/bitsbox-monthly-coding-projects-for-kids

“A free website where kids code apps for real devices. Subscribers get boxes packed with new programming projects every month!”

Thanks to  https://twitter.com/tkunsman for pointing this out to me.

 

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Kano: A computer anyone can make

http://www.kano.me/

“A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future.”

You could probably get everything in this kit on your own and it would be cheaper but it seems to be a nice package to get people started. 

New Book: JavaScript for Kids

http://www.nostarch.com/javascriptforkids

JavaScript for Kids is a lighthearted introduction that teaches programming essentials through patient, step-by-step examples paired with funny illustrations. You’ll begin with the basics, like working with strings, arrays, and loops, and then move on to more advanced topics, like building interactivity with jQuery and drawing graphics with Canvas