Geek Girl and I got a free course from Computer Science for Kids to review. We chose Beginning Microsoft Small Basic. She was so excited and honestly so was I. Here is a tidbit about KidWare SoftWare the parent company behind Computer Science for Kids.
KIDWARE SOFTWARE has been been publishing high-quality, value priced, computer programming tutorials to schools, homeschools and computer enthusiasts for over 25 years. We currently publish a series of Microsoft® Small Basic, Visual Basic®, Visual C#®, and Oracle JavaTM self-study programming tutorials for Middle School & High School Computer Science teachers and Homeschool parents.
Beginning Microsoft Small Basic is an interactive self-paced tutorial program to teach your child the in’s and outs of Microsoft Small Basic. This is a beginner course and it can be used for kids ages 10 and up (even the adults) to teach how Small Basic works. The program is intended to be used at 1 chapter per week depending on how quickly your child grasps the concept. You can move a bit faster or slower if needed.
Geek Girl and I have been using it and we can say its been a lot easier than we thought it would be. We’ve already learned how to write a simple program using this tutorial curriculum. My daughter loves how easy it is to understand and how fun it is to write something and immediately see how it works afterwards. This is a program that has immediate benefits. And in today’s computer tech world I think it will be beneficial to my kids to know more about computers than how to turn it on and run it. She has already come up with some pretty good ideas on programs that she wants to try and build. I’m looking forward to seeing what she comes up with.
Overall I think this program has been a great addition to our homeschool.
This program is currently on sale for $34.95 as an instant download. Regular price is $59.95. The sale price will be good through July 4th, 2013.