They will learn:
– planning ahead
– creative problem solving
– analytical and logical thinking
the best way possible — through play.
What will your kids learn when playing?
Game is tested on elementary school kids and it is based on initial programming curriculum and academic research.
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5 and up) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves — then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (http://scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of young people (ages 8 and up) around the world. In creating ScratchJr, we redesigned the interface and programming language to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children, carefully designing features to match young children’s cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
We see coding (or computer programming) as a new type of literacy. Just as writing helps you organize your thinking and express your ideas, the same is true for coding. In the past, coding was seen as too difficult for most people. But we think coding should be for everyone, just like writing.
As young children code with ScratchJr, they learn how to create and express themselves with the computer, not just to interact with it. In the process, children learn to solve problems and design projects, and they develop sequencing skills that are foundational for later academic success. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children aren’t just learning to code, they are coding to learn.
ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Developmental Technologies group at Tufts University, the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, and the Playful Invention Company. Two Sigma led the implementation of the Android version of ScratchJr. The graphics and illustrations for ScratchJr were created by HvingtQuatre Company and Sarah Thomson.
If you enjoy using this free app, please consider making a donation to the Scratch Foundation (http://www.scratchfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support for ScratchJr. We appreciate donations of all sizes, large and small.
This version of ScratchJr works only on tablets that are 7-inches or larger, and running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) or higher.
New interpretation of a famous logic game about robots and algorithms!
Challenge your logic in 120 unique levels in wich you must help Coddy the bot, to collect all stars and reach the exit!
You will help Coddy, and he will help you not only understand the basics of programming, but also to train your wits.
– Learn how to create algorithms and programs
– Learn interesting things such as procedures, recursion and constructors
– Understand the principles of the cycles and conditions
And then, will the real test of your logic:
– Writie intricate program up to three robots on the level and watch their funny synchronous execution
– Devise and manage complex relationships
– Overcome various obstacles
– Use teleporters and breakpoints
All this awaits you in the exciting world of Coddy!
In the world on algorithm!
!!!Limitation of the free version: 48 levels!!!