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.
* Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
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 mean it’s easy for children why do you think they can’t do things like this Its4+ and your just placing something and I’m talking about the coding children can do these things and it’s really fun for them I mean it might be hard for some ,no hate but people can help them I don’t know why you give this game such bad reviews you can always help others
So, I used to play it at school. And it is really fun! I still play it at my house, and it is better than before. I used to experience crashes but not anymore. I haven't play the "real" Scratch website, but I'm assuming they are the same thing. I thought you could add more characters, but it's good all the same. I play it on a IPad 2...
I'm eight but I love this game!
- Code-to-Learn Foundation
- 41.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
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