3 questions that you must know about Scratch Coding Language

Updated: May 24


1. What Is Scratch coding language?

Scratch coding language has a simple interface specially designed for kids. Using Scratch, Kids can create and share their own interactive stories, games and Animation from people all over the world.

Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization in collaboration with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at https://scratch.mit.edu". Scratch also is the largest coding community for kids in the world.


2. Why Scratch is good for beginners as an introduction to Coding?

First, understand two popular forms of the programming language. One is text-based programming, which is commonly known for programming. There are many programming languages like Python, Java, C++, etc. Developers used to write code by following language-specific syntax. Text-based programming is typically recommended to introduce to kids from grade 6 onwards. Another is Block-based programming languages like Blockly, Scratch & Scratch Jr, Tynker etc. It has a visual, colourful interface that is easy to understand and work with. Kids can drag and drop a predefined block to act by computer.

Introducing coding to kids has many advantages; coding teaches the power to express creativity, Confidence in problem-solving, Understanding of the Digital world and academic excellence.

Due to its popularity, vast community, and ease of use, we recommend ScratchJr for grade 1 onwards and Scratch for grade 3 onwards as an introduction to coding.

Scratch platform is continuously getting improved considering the ease of use among kids.

The recent version of Scratch 3.0, launched in Jan 2019, works well on touch devices. The blocks are more prominent so that it’s easier to handle by young kids.


3. How to start coding on Scratch?

Scratch coding language is available in more than 70 languages and growing. It's an open platform means there is no fee for joining and project creation and sharing. However, you can donate to support the initiative worldwide.

Start with Scratch (Recommended for Grade 2 to 5)

Step 1: Use Online Or Download App

You can use Scratch online using the portal https://scratch.mit.edu/ .

You can also use Scratch App if you need to work offline without the Internet. Go to https://scratch.mit.edu/download and download the App based on your device.

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Start Creating your digital stories, game and animation


Start with ScratchJr (Recommended For Grade 1 to 2)

Step 1: Download App https://www.scratchjr.org/. based on your device.

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Start Creating your digital stories, game and animation

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