Scratch is a fun and popular educational program teaching children how to use program language to make their own games. It’s used in the classroom and at home worldwide. As in the instructions, all the child has to do is drag together color blocks of code and each time they do that they are adding more to their program. As they’re working on it, they can instantaneously see their results and either add to the programming or change something. The instructions are presented in easy to understand language and children can immediately start to program by following the step-by-step instructions.
I think this is a wonderful tool to teach children programming on an easy to understand level. It helps spark their creativity and gives them a glimpse into the programming world we’re surrounded by in our daily lives. I feel children will have hours of fun making up their own games and I applaud The LEAD Project for coming up with something as unique as this for children to learn from. If you’re child enjoys making things and loves computer/video games, I think this is something they’ll love to learn to do themselves.
Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids can learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. The latest version, Scratch 2, brings the language right into your web browser, with no need to download software.
In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. Patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.
This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like variables, flow control, and subroutines effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer.
For Ages 8 and Up
Now Updated for Scratch 2