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
Excellent app but the latest version is Broken
It’s been almost 3months now and the bug introduced in this version. has not been fixed. It makes this app basically useless to do anything remotely complicated now
I appreciate it’s free BUT if you introduce a serious bug like you did and due to Apple’s policies there is no way to downgrade to the previous version you should be somewhat prompt to fix it. It complete ruined my class environment sadly...
Something is broken in this latest update
When ever you try to drag and drop a program to another character it scrolls the entire screen meaning you can not reach the first couple of characters
- Code-to-Learn Foundation
- 40.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.