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The ScratchJr App Teaches Kids as Young as Five to Program Computers

By: Allen Taylor - Published: • References: scratch.mit.edu & kickstarter
Coding is the literacy of the future, and there's no better way to teach kids how to code than an interactive app; the ScratchJr app is exactly that. This app makes it easy for kids to learn the basics of computer programming and will give them an edge in the future.

Using the app, kids learn to program their own interactive stories and games. Children are able to put together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and sing. Kids can pick their own voices and sounds, insert personal photos and use programming blocks to make all their creations come to life.

ScratchJr was inspired by Scratch, a popular programming language used by young people around the world. ScratchJr has a redesigned interface aimed to make coding easy for young children. Stats for Kid-Friendly Coding Apps Trending: This Year & Mild
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