[TriLUG] How young is too young for linux-ish training?
rvestal at trilug.org
Sun Sep 4 21:39:41 EDT 2011
My son started playing with linux when he was 3. He's getting to the
point now he's comfortable editing conf files, he's teaching himself a
little scripting and wants to learn html as well. He's 11. My girls
enjoy using linux, but aren't really into the scripting side. :)
If he can handle it, teach him. Let him enjoy it. I would suggest one of
the "HTML for Dummies" and explain to him it's a beginners book, that's
why they named it that way, or something like that. That way he can go
at his own pace.
Most importantly, and you've probably know being a granddad, let him
show off. I've found that pushes my son more and more. He's already
learned how to use wine, and he's doing "tech support" for some of his
On 8/31/11 12:30 PM, Brian Henning wrote:
> If you didn't play recordings of RMS and Linus Torvalds to him in the womb,
> you're already behind!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
> Of Paul G. Szabady
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:33 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
> Subject: [TriLUG] How young is too young for linux-ish training?
> Greetings TriLUGers!
> My 7 year-old grandson has been asking me for close to a year to teach
> him to build a website. Not knowing how to go about teaching someone
> that young, I finally just put up a site for him. He loved it for about
> a week, then started asking me to show him how to make changes. I would
> love to begin teaching him some basic html or maybe even some basic
> programming, but I'm stumped. How and where to begin? Has anyone ever
> run into this type of issue before? And/Or does anyone have any
> suggestions on where to begin? I don't want to push him into something
> that would cause resentment. On the other hand, he is academically
> gifted in math and reading, loves science and excels in sports. So he
> already has a track record of pushing himself. If there's a way to
> "learn" together, I would love to have special papa/grandson time if
> there are any classes that we could attend.
> Any/All thoughts are welcome!
/v\ L I N U X
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