Is typing hard for kids?

It's true that for most little kids, typing is painfully slow, but they get faster very quickly. And typing is an important skill these days, so it's not a terrible thing to give them lots of practice. Bonus: we've observed that kids actually enjoy learning to type. It's a distinctly grown-up activity, and that's awesome.

That said, to speed things up, Bitsbox uses short commands. Consider these two lines of code:

window.document.getElementById('app-canvas').style.background = 'rgba(255,0,0,1)';

vs.

fill('red')

They both do the same thing. The second line is the Bitsbox way. Which would you rather explain to a seven-year-old?

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