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I faced the same problem about a year ago with my 12-year-old and 9-year-old. Programming with C was too daunting for them. Too much to learn before they could do anything useful. Look for a program called Scratch. It was developed by MIT to stimulate interest in programming in children. I am pretty critical of programming tools, but Scratch is an impressive achievement. It is also free. It allows kids to become familiar with variables, if-else, loops while doing it in a drag-and-drop format so that the kids don't get bogged down in syntax. I would highly recommend it. My kids did all sorts of animated movies and games. It has a lot of pre-packaged routines for animations and graphics, all of which are graphical. You can find it at http://scratch.mit.edu/
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