· Nov 16, 2022

[Off-Topic] How would you encourage or teach your interest about computers and electronics / and or programming to your kids or teens, or even adult sons / daughters?


Thank you for reading this question, and thank you for your time and replies.

I was wondering which ways, tools, mechanisms, or vias would you recommend to teach to kids, teens, adults, being your sons / daughters or not; your passion or likelihood for programming and computers?

I know there are some programming free games like the following ones:





Even more, there are some sites which propose you small challenges:



However, what would you suggest, recommend, to teach or share with other people your interest in computers and programming?

Thanks for your replies.

Thanks for your replies.


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Personally, I wouldn't teach unless I saw some interest in my daughter. But, now, as she is only 7 years old, it would not start, and would leave her as far away from computers as possible for now. I believe there is still plenty of time to start. However, through electronic games, I think that would be the best way. I like Age of Empires a lot, there is a lot of strategy in it, so I would try this path.

Self-determination theory is a decent research-backed framework for discussing motivation. It would say that sharing your own interest is to help newcomers but ultimately it's up to them whether they internalize that interest.

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