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.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is really good
This app is great for kids even older than 7 because some kids know absolutely nothing about coding (like me) but when I first tried this app my mind EXPLODED and coding becadme so fun to use. This app has some cool features and things but one thing they should improve is to make objects bigger and smaller and to upload images (for the background or objects) they should also maybe add some actions that characters could do but if it’s too complicated for younger kids then it’s fine as it is. I really recommend this app for coding beginners - it’s AMAZIIIIIIING! I got stuck to my screen for hours after downloading it! :) bye-
It’s great and all but how are kids supposed to understand everything if there isn’t any instructions? Trust me, some kids don’t even know what scratch is. Well, maybe there could be a feature here where you can switch this to look like online scratch. It’s a bit too complicated for kids and quite hard to understand. So this is good but I prefer the online better for me.
I do it a my infants school
Ok so I’m not young but well I’m 10 so I’m in year 6 now and this is for my little sister melody and she LOVES IT she plays this for like 1 hour yesterday and she just got off it and she said to me melody: it’s not working ) I said: well try this) melody: yay thank you
That’s what she said and don’t worry she’s still loves the game and I play it sometimes so also and that’s it hope you download it!
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- Scratch Foundation, Inc.
- 53.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6 to 8
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