ScratchJr

Coding for young children

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Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiHunter@stef · Founder, Makelight
I'm a big fan of Scratch by MIT, a graphical programming environment for kids aged 8-11. They recently ported it to HTML5, and then open sourced the entire thing. Now, after a successful kickstarter the Scratch idea is available for younger kids and crucially it's for the iPad. I'm excited about this - early stage tools like this are crucial for getting the next generation interested in tech. All power to them! If you like this you'll probably also appreciate Hopscotch: http://www.gethopscotch.com/
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
love this. i wonder what reception has been from elementary schools in terms of incorporating this.
Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiHunter@stef · Founder, Makelight
@eriktorenberg I've passed it on to my computing teacher who runs our CodeClub. And I'll be trying it with my kids this weekend!
Kate Myers
Kate Myers@nprkate · Manager, Business Partnerships
Is it wrong that I'm excited enough by this to want to introduce it to my three year old?
Spencer Schoeben
Spencer Schoeben@netspencer · College dropout working on something new
So proud of my friends at Tufts and MIT who made this happen!