Scratch Jr…Can’t wait!


Scratch is a graphical scripting language designed for those who are new to programming.  I consider it a “gateway drug” to coding.  Last year I introduced my then 8 year old daughter to Scratch.  She took to it like a moth to a flame and was quickly writing code that took keyboard input and made sprites interact on the screen.  Of course my 5 year old was jealous.  Now the brilliant folks at MIT who brought us scratch have a kickstarter project (already fully funded and goals have been extended) to bring us a JR version of scratch to run on the IOS platform.  Due out in May, I can say that I cannot wait to introduce my youngest to programming!  Until then, code early, code often!

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