Yikes! Either those are some smart 12 year-olds or I'm a little behind the curve, considering that my final exam in programming as a high school senior was to make a Tic-Tac-Toe game in Visual Basic.
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The way I learned programming went in this order:
It seems to me like you're throwing them in the deep end pretty quickly, but then again I'm not exactly a great programmer so maybe it'll work.
- Logic first: At around that same age with Turtle Tracks.
- Slightly more advanced: I learned some Basic in a math class at around 14.
- Perl: At 18 in community college. My final for that was a web page that would store names and phone numbers and allow adding and deleting.