WHAT IS SCRATCHJR
ScratchJr is an introductory visual programming language that enables young children (age 6-7) to create their own animations, interactive stories and games. The graphical programming blocks enables children to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves — then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life. Sign up for our programming class for kids in Malaysia today!
By creating projects in ScratchJr, young children can learn to think creatively and reason systematically, despite not being able to read.
Coding is the new literacy! In the process of coding, children learn to solve problems and design projects, and they develop sequencing skills that are foundational for later academic success. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children aren’t just learning to code, they are coding to learn.
In 2016, ScratchJr was used in all 50 states in the United States of America, and in all but five countries worldwide.
ScratchJr is a collaboration between the Developmental Technologies (DevTech) Research Group at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and the Playful Invention Company.
6 to 7 years old
Number of Students Per Class
1 hour per week for 6 months (24 lessons)
- Programming blocks
- Commands selection
- Manage characters and costumes
- Setting backgrounds
- Speed control
CREATE ANIMATED STORY
- Sound control
- Manage pages
- Manage sequencing
- Triggering blocks
- Character interactions
- Creative design
It trains children to be analytical.
Unplugged activities greatly enhance the children’s understanding. The objective is to make the concept simple, interesting and easier for visualisation.
This provides children more opportunities to speak out and help to develop higher self-confidence.