Used by millions all over the world, ScratchJr introduces the world of programming to kids 5 and older. Using basic snap together blocks, kids create interactive stories where their characters can do such things as run, jump, dance and move in various ways. In addition you can add captions, backgrounds, recordings, edit the options you choose and more.
Giving a child the basic concepts of coding opens the door to a whole new level of literacy. The app introduces coding to kids in a simple, non-daunting fashion. In addition, kids will have to use problem solving, sequencing and reasoning skills in order to have their characters perform a task. That in itself is worth the price in gold.
The Scratch Foundation brings this app to you completely free. They appreciate donations of any size should you wish.
Compatible with iPad.