50 Years of Kids Coding – Interactive Google Doodle
50 years ago, Seymour Papert, Wally Feurzeig, Cynthia Solomon, and other researchers developed the first programming language for kids, Logo. Logo was well known for its graphics, especially the turtle.
Back then, children could learn how to code in a logic-oriented way with the use of Logo. The child would give instructions to the cursor like turning, moving, etc. The cursor/turtle would follow and design the instructions.
This week, Google celebrated this mark during the Computer Science Education Week by producing a similar logic-oriented game in a form of Google Doodle.
The Google Doodle features a rabbit and its objective is to eat all the carrots to proceed to the next level. Players have to select, drag, and drop the piece of instruction, such as forward, turn left or right, and a loop.
The user interface is responsive as instructions easily snap towards each other. A perfect game to play on free time as an adult, or as a child who likes to play puzzle games.
Feel free to try this amazing Google Doodle here!