Merlin Programmer for Kids is a simple program to help kids, ages 5 - 8 (ages prior to their moving on to more advanced languages such as Scratch), learn about the concept of sequential programming by allowing them to make Merlin or any of the other Microsoft Agent characters perform actions, move, speak, listen for and make sounds in a predetermined manner. They will learn about do loops, conditional program continuation based on time, key strokes, spoken words, and more! I wrote it in 2003 for my twins, Tommy and Betsy, ages 7 then (now 16!), and although they enjoyed it most for making the characters speak naughty words and make silly sounds, they learned more. I am sure your kids will have fun with it!
It is a totally FREE program.
Version 5.5.8 (7/28/2011) is out!