|Official ScratchJr book : help your kids learn to code!|
Author: Bers, Marina Umaschi
Thirty step-by-step activities with easy-to-follow directions helps kids develop computational thinking, problem-solving, and design skills.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Resnick, Mitchel|
Common Core Standards
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/01/2016 Patterned after the MIT-designed online programming project Scratch, ScratchJr targets a younger demographic and teaches programming through storytelling. Bers and Resnick, as some of the founders of ScratchJr, have hands-on experience with the program and have written a book that is both helpful and fun for parents, educators, and children. Divided into four sections, the first chapter walks young programmers through the very basics of ScratchJr, while the remaining chapters are about activities that build towards a larger project. In step-by-step instructions with plenty of screen grabs, the format is child (and tech-fearful parent) friendly while encouraging children to solve problems. There are plenty of hints along the way for those who need them, and additional challenges, too. While the book may target parents who are helping to teach their children, it’s easy enough to follow and engaging enough that kids are more than capable of tackling the projects alone. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.