This friendly book covers the basics of Scratch coding, with step-by-step instructions showing children how to use code to create games and animations, from racing cars to virtual pets. Scratch is one of the most popular programmes used in UK primary schools on the National Curriculum, and this book covers sprites, binary, debugging and more.
An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch (a free, online programme developed by MIT which is widely used in primary schools), allowing them to get inside the code of their computer and create simple games and animations on screen.
Illustrations: Full colour throughout
'An accessible introduction, walking children through the basics before getting them started on some fun projects to stretch their skills.' - The Guardian; 'An ideal introduction to what will be a very important subject for the kids of today.' - Silicon Republic; 'The clear explanations make every project easily achievable and will really give children confidence to tackle coding for themselves; the end results are great fun and very satisfying, giving children a strong sense of achievement.' - Parents in Touch; 'Start from Scratch, literally, and build up your coding skills with the help of this step-by-step guide to one of the most popular coding languages for children.' - Cork Evening Echo; 'An introduction to the computer language especially suited to beginners.' - Books for Keeps; 'An introduction to coding for complete beginners, this friendly and accessible book will teach children the basics of Scratch.' - LoveReading4Kids; 'A super guide to coding for beginners... Written so clearly and simply that even a non-coding adult could understand it.' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'Does an excellent job of making it a fun and accessible journey for even the youngest readers ... It is both a great starter lesson for moving on to more advanced software and a book to give you a new hobby with which to impress friends.' - LoveReading4Kids; 'This guide is perfect for those who have little or no coding knowledge, helping them to meet the National Curriculum' - Practical Preschool
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