Here is what I discovered:
Learning HTML for kids. This tutorial attempts to teach the young (10 years old and up) about the markup language HTML. I have tried to present the information in the simplest of terms so that it can be easily digested. 12 chapters of information for children to work though. Geared for children 10 years + with the ability to use a browser.
Kidscodecs. Kids, Code, and Computer Science magazine is a bi-monthly online and print magazine about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives. The magazine includes hard to find information, for example, a list of 40+ programming languages for education, coding schools, summer tech camps, and more.
Secret-Coder.com. Learn how to code in Logo, a binary number system of programming. Worksheets, videos and more.
Greenfoot. Educational software designed to make learning programming easy and fun
A visual 2D educational software tool with a code editor to create games and simulations. No Programming Experience – for ages 13 - 25
Alice, a 3D educational software tool with a drag-and-drop interface to create animations. No Progamming Experience - good for ages 8-22
BlueJ, a professional Java development tool with a simplified interface for beginners.
Some Experience Necessary - For ages 15 - 25
Hackety-Hack.teaches the absolute basics of the Ruby programming language. Ruby is the foundation of many desktop and web applications such as Twitter, Shopify and Hulu and is a great starting point for command based programming. Students use an integrated text editor to begin building ruby apps and by the end will be comfortable with basic programming syntax.
CodeAcademy. It covers just about all the different types of coding that I can think of and then some. HTML, Java, CSS, Python, Ruby and more. It's quite a fascinating site. :)
Udacity has a computer programming course as well.
Pluralsight has HTML, C+ and other courses as well.
Scratch for children 8-16. Developed by the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a visual programming language. It allows students to build interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art.
Full video courses on computer programming. Computer Science Programs from OpenClassrooms. Full courses. Short Videos. Free for everyone.
These programs should get your children started in their computer coding. Perhaps your child will develop the next hit game or the next great homeschool help? Wouldn't that be cool?