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Small Basic For Kids is a self study or parent/instructor led first semester Elementry School illustrated introduction to computer programming that provides an interactive, self-paced tutorial to learn the Microsoft Small Basic programming environment.  The book consists of 30 short lessons that explain how to create and run a Small Basic program. Students learn about program design and many elements of the Small Basic language. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process. The tutorial also includes two complete games for students to build and try - a text-based Hangman game and a simple video game   This self-study or instructor led tutorial is appropriate for students in 3rd-4th grade.  If your students entering 5th grade or higher they should start with our BEGINNING MICROSOFT SMALL BASIC ​​programming tutorial below.​


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The Beginning Microsoft Small Basic Programming Tutorial  is a self-study first semester "beginner" programming tutorial consisting of 11 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to write Microsoft Small Basic programs.  It expands in more depth on the topics outlined in the introductory Small Basic Powerpoint Beta Tutorial by Microsoft.  The last chapter of this tutorial shows you how  four different Small Basic games could port to Visual Basic, Visual C#  and  Java.   The self-study or parent-led programming tutorial is appropriate for kids 5th grade and above.



Programming Games  with Microsoft Small Basic  is a self-paced second semester  "intermediate" level  programming tutorial consisting of 10 chapters explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to write kid video games in Microsoft Small Basic.   Students will learn how to program the following Small Basic video games:  Safecracker, Tic Tac Toe,  Match Game, Pizza Delivery, Moon Landing, and Leap Frog.    This  programming tutorial is appropriate for kids 6th grade and above.