Written for children ages 8–12 with little to no coding experience, this straightforward visual guide uses fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions to show young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch, a popular free programming language.
With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can be done without download on https://scratch.mit.edu.
Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects that guide young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art. The book teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends.
Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK's computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.
"An absolutely wonderful introduction to programming games." -- Kirkus Reviews
..".clear instructions and plenty of images that make coding just about foolproof." -- Booklist
"A great resource that pushes Scratch to the limits of its use and entertainment." -- School Library Journal
Series: Help Your Kids
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 2015
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 19.3 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.61