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The Official ScratchJr Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code

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The Official ScratchJr Book: Help Your Kids Learn To Code

ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games.

The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.

Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find:
–Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions
–Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts
–Tips for grown-ups and teachers
–Creative challenges to take the learning further

By the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!

The ScratchJr app now supports English, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, and Thai.


From the Publisher

Author

Marina Umaschi Bers and Mitchel Resnick

Marina Umaschi Bers and Amanda Sullivan

Natalie Rusk and the Scratch Team

The LEAD Project

Max Wainewright

Anna Anthropy

Suggested age range

5+

5+

8+

8+

8+

10+

User experience level

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner to Intermediate

Beginner to Intermediate

Covers Scratch Version

ScratchJr

Scratch Jr

Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0

Description

Hands-on activities introduce young readers to ScratchJr, a visual programming language designed for 5-to-7-year-olds.

75 cards with step-by-step instructions for using ScratchJr to create interactive stories, animations, and games.

75 cards with step-by-step instructions that teach young readers how to code.

Best-selling introduction to coding with Scratch. Combines clear instruction with clever comics to teach readers how to make games.

25 full color projects show young coders how to build computer games with Scratch.

A playful guide to creating games with Scratch by a professional game designer.

Project examples include:

Animate a cat, build a snowman, and play tag

Make a flower grow, play hide and seek, and pick peaches

Write an interactive story, create a virtual pet, and play hide and seek

Build a soccer game, create an interactive maze, and play music

Create mazes, catch snowflakes, gobble up tacos, and dodge donuts in space

BBuild a game map, design animations, and create sound effects for your games

Product description

160 pp. full color book

Box of 75 full color coding cards

Box of 75 full color coding cards

160 pp. full color book

128 pp. full color book

192 pp. full color book

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