The Official ScratchJr Book: Help Your Kids Learn to Code by Marina Umaschi Bers (PDF)

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Ebook Info

  • Published: 2015
  • Number of pages: 162 pages
  • Format: PDF
  • File Size: 20.25 MB
  • Authors: Marina Umaschi Bers

Description

ScratchJr is a free, introductory computer programming language that runs on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. Inspired by Scratch, the wildly popular programming language used by millions of children worldwide, ScratchJr helps even younger kids create their own playful animations, interactive stories, and dynamic games.The Official ScratchJr Book is the perfect companion to this free app and makes coding easy and fun for all. Kids learn to program by connecting blocks of code to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.Each chapter includes several activities that build on one another, culminating in a fun final project. These hands-on activities help kids develop computational-thinking, problem-solving, and design skills. In each activity, you’ll find:–Step-by-step, easy-to-follow directions–Ways to connect the activity with literacy and math concepts–Tips for grown-ups and teachers–Creative challenges to take the learning furtherBy the end of the book, kids will be ready for all sorts of new programming adventures!The ScratchJr app now supports English, Spanish, Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, and Thai.

User’s Reviews

Reviews from Amazon users which were colected at the time this book was published on the website:

⭐This is a great book to introduce young ones to Scratch Jr. My 5 year old asks to do the next project everyday. He has fun completing the projects, but I know that he is learning a valuable skill at the same time.

⭐The book came in excellent condition.

⭐A great companion read for the app. I would say this is a great program for younger kids, or kids who have never coded. The book breaks the steps down so that they are immediately making something, which is fantastic in keeping interest. As you progress, you add more detail. If you are not a coder and are trying to help your children, this may be a wise investment as it will help you guide them. But I let my daughter read the book and do the steps herself. We have fun just sending each other our little movies and trying to outdo each other in how fancy we can make them.Because this is just an introductory program, the difficulty and frustration levels should be low. But it’s still a good program to teach them how to back up and figure out where did they make a mistake.I would recommend this to all beginner coders using the Scratch Jr. App. My guess is the target audience is about kindergarten-2nd grade (depending on their computer literacy).

⭐I bought this for a friend for his 4-year-old. She took to it immediately and started making videos. It was inexpensive and made a great gift.

⭐I used this book to facilitate a class for young coders at a homeschooling co-op and they loved it. They had so much fun and learned a lot. Now they are ready to move on to the Scratch app for more game coding fun.

⭐Great guide to help small kids to programm!

⭐This book is done really well if you need very precise step by step instructions. I downloaded the app for my son a few days before we got the book and he figured out how to do 90% of what’s in the book by himself just playing. So this book wasn’t a good value for us. We did it all in 1 day. It would have benefited us more if it had more suggestions on what to make without showing the code on how to do it. More activities for them to try and make after learning about all the buttons. More ideas and inspiration for them. After each activity there is a literacy connection and a math connection which is nice for homeschoolers. My suggestion is download the app and let them play. If they are having difficulty, then order the book.

⭐Easy to follow and use with kids!

⭐Easy to read and understand. I did sit with my Grandson to read and follow the instructions.

⭐Both grandchildren 7 and 5 loved them.

⭐O livro ajuda muito a entender e explorar o ScratchJr. Os autores, que são os próprios criadores do app, são muito didáticos. Faço os projetos de exemplo e ensino aos meus filhos, sendo 4 e 6 anos. Estimula muito a criatividade e raciocínio lógico estruturado. Meus filhos adoram brincar com o aplicativo e já estou planejando a transição para o Scratch, inclusive aliado a projetos de robótica, Lego Mindstorms, etc.

⭐I’ve only just started using the book. Looks very useful to teach coding to young children. I have a 5yo, but I think 6yo would find it more age appropriate.

⭐Cute book for kids below 10 , it makes coding fun

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