English | 2018 | ISBN: 1617294259 | 384 Pages | EPUB | 25 MB
Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch.
Can 8-year-olds write computer programs? You bet they can! In Scratch, young coders use colorful blocks and a rich graphical environment to create programs. They can easily explore ideas like input and output, looping, branching, and conditionals. Scratch is a kid-friendly language created by MIT that is a safe and fun way to begin thinking like a programmer, without the complexity of a traditional programming language.
Hello Scratch! guides young readers through five exciting games to help them take their first steps in programming. They’ll experiment with key ideas about how a computer program works and enjoy the satisfaction of immediate success. These carefully designed projects give readers plenty of room to explore by imagining, tinkering, and personalizing as they learn.
- Learn by experimentation
- Learn to think like a programmer
- Build five exciting, retro-style games
- Visualize the organization of a program