Henry and Nancy Taitt, Creative Learning
Henry Taitt was founder of the Creative Learning Association, which
created books and classes about how to program computers in BASIC.
Henry, along with his wife Nancy Taitt, ran the company from
The book series, TLC For Growing Minds — TLC means Thinking,
Learning, Creating — delivered self-paced lessons about the BASIC
programming language. Versions of the series were available for
Atari 8-bit, Apple II, IBM PC, TRS-80, and other platforms. Each
platform series had seven books with color-coded covers: the red
cover was level 1, orange for level 2, yellow for level 3, and so
on down the rainbow. Another series offered platform-agnostic
The material was used as the bases for in-person classes at
computer labs around the United States. Creative Learning
Association also published a newsletter and a "national registry of
computer programers" highlighting students who had progressed in
the book series.
I have been able to find and scan some of Creative Learning
Association materials and upload them to The Internet
This interview took place on April 14, 2020.
for Growing Minds book scans