With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.
By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.
ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (http://scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of people (ages 8 and up) around the world. The ScratchJr interface and programming language were redesigned to make them appropriate for younger children’s cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab, the Developmental Technologies research group at Tufts University, and the Playful Invention Company. The ScratchJr project has received generous financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF DRL-1118664), Scratch Foundation, LEGO Foundation, and British Telecommunications.
If you enjoy using this free app, please consider making a donation to the Scratch Foundation (www.scratchfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support for ScratchJr. We appreciate donations of all sizes, large and small.
added languages and minor bug fixes
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Not As Advanced As The Original But Great!
I downloaded this app just for programming while on the go. Thing is, sounds played must be done till moving to the next block, same for chats. Limited Sounds on each Sprite/Characters as well, Limited amounts of messages as well.
Overall the app is great. And keeps me busy while travelling
(P.S: A Tutorial Is Also Needed As Well For Some Kids. It’s Lucky I’ve Been Using Scratch For 3 years.)
Is there just scratch or scratch jr?
The thing is I want better for iPad because it doesn’t work on my device, I don’t just want scratch jr because when I’m on my device, I only want to go on scratch and logon to my acc and it doesn’t work on safari though only internet explorer which I don’t have. If you only had the scratch app and the scratch jr app.
Sorry for any inconvenience😊
Scratch jr is a very good game but there are a few things that could improve such as: the draw tool is really difficult use, if you try to cut something on draw it will delete the whole thing, limited amount of characters allowed in a word box, seconds are so fast in scratch 40 seconds is like 10 seconds in scratch! You can’t turn the sound off in the game, only four slides in one project, the cat is more human like than actual cat. Other than that it’s a good game!
- Scratch Foundation, Inc.
- 44.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
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