Learning to code through Minecraft? (for a kid)

SticKx911

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I have an 8 year old obsessed with everything minecraft. He want's to create stuff for it...but I am not a programmer, nor do I even know where to start on material to present to him. He's not exactly trustworthy enough to give free reign to Google, but he's a great reader and has plenty of desire to learn. I'd love to help him there, but I'm kind of stumped on where to look for good material. I'd also prefer to not give him a bunch of youtube links as he tends to pick up material way better through reading it.

Any ideas?

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The Raspberry Pi has a version of Minecraft that can be programmed via Python. My only concern is that Python might be a bit above an eight-year-old's grasp.
https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/getting-started-with-minecraft-pi

Not related to Minecraft, but Scratch is a popular starter programming language for kids.
https://scratch.mit.edu/

MagPi (The RPi org's magazine) covers both and related subjects, and has a some books that cover the topics. All are free to download.
https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/books
https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues
 
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