ScratchJr is an excellent way to introduce coding for a child. Most kids love to hang out with tablets and with this application they will be able to play their own games and create any stories that their fantasy tells them. They can make a story with the different characters from the app's library OR create their own ones, by either drawing them in the program or taking picture and inserting it.
ScratchJr was inspired by the popular Scratch programming language (scratch.mit.edu
), used by millions of young people (ages 8 and up) around the world. In creating ScratchJr, they redesigned the interface and programming language to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children, carefully designing features to match young children's cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
ScratchJr is available as a free app for both iPad and Android tablets. For more information about ScratchJr, go to www.scratchjr.org.