With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.
By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.
ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (http://scratch.mit.edu), used by millions of people (ages 8 and up) around the world. The ScratchJr interface and programming language were redesigned to make them appropriate for younger children’s cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab, the Developmental Technologies research group at Tufts University, and the Playful Invention Company. The ScratchJr project has received generous financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF DRL-1118664), Scratch Foundation, LEGO Foundation, and British Telecommunications.
If you enjoy using this free app, please consider making a donation to the Scratch Foundation (www.scratchfoundation.org), a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support for ScratchJr. We appreciate donations of all sizes, large and small.
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Is there just scratch or scratch jr?
The thing is I want better for iPad because it doesn’t work on my device, I don’t just want scratch jr because when I’m on my device, I only want to go on scratch and logon to my acc and it doesn’t work on safari though only internet explorer which I don’t have. If you only had the scratch app and the scratch jr app.
Sorry for any inconvenience😊
Not As Advanced As The Original But Great!
I downloaded this app just for programming while on the go. Thing is, sounds played must be done till moving to the next block, same for chats. Limited Sounds on each Sprite/Characters as well, Limited amounts of messages as well.
Overall the app is great. And keeps me busy while travelling
(P.S: A Tutorial Is Also Needed As Well For Some Kids. It’s Lucky I’ve Been Using Scratch For 3 years.)
Nice also one thing
First of all if scratch Jr. is on iPad why isn't scratch on it please make normal scratch on iPad after that best coding system ever made on iPad especially for young ones I let my 4 yr old sister play it and she loved it she even made a frozen game that's decent overall this is highly recommended I LOVE IT This should cost ITUNES its that good Please make normal scratch on ipad
- Code-to-Learn Foundation
- 40.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.