ScratchJr

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  • MOBILE APP

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5–7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

COST: free

PROS

  • Great introduction to the Scratch programming language for very young kids.
  • Kids have fun creating their own games while developing programming language literacy.

CONS

  • ScratchJr is limited to the basics of Scratch. For students who need more challenge, visit Scratch on the web.
  • Some adult help is needed to set up the app.

Why it’s helpful for families living internationally

Your child can begin learning Scratch, no matter where you’re living. ScratchJr is also a great tool for families educating their kids at home.

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