Official Scratchjr Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code

Official Scratchjr Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code

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ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads and Android tablets. 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 directionsWays to connect the activity with literacy and math conceptsTips for grown-ups and teachersCreative challenges to take the learning further

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

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 183 x 249 x 15mm | 440g
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0606385045
  • 9780606385046
  • 1,351,786

About Associate Professor Marina Umaschi Bers

Marina Umaschi Bers is a professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Child Study and Human Development and adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University. She heads the Developmental Technologies Research group where she studies innovative ways to promote positive childhood development through new learning technologies. She is also the creator of KIBO, a robotics platform for children 4 to 7, which allows young builders to learn programming and engineering without screens by integrating arts and crafts.

Mitchel Resnick is the creator of Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used in thousands of schools and homes worldwide, with nearly 4 million users. He directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education in 2011 for his creative learning technologies.
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