DK Workbooks (Paperback)
Scratch Challenge Workbook
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), 9781465456861, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Perfect for budding computer whizzes ages 6-9 who are ready to move on from coding beginner projects in Scratch, this highly visual workbook is filled with challenges utilizing the free computer coding programming language.
A great second step after DK's beginner Scratch workbooks, DK Workbooks: Scratch Challenge Workbook shows kids how to create even bigger and better projects in Scratch through fun, hands-on learning experiences, but with the same easy-to-follow directions and fun pixel art. 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.
Kids can make their own music, build more intricate computer games, and even use their webcam to be a part of their own projects. This workbook is filled with open-ended projects that use art, music, sound effects, and math and can be shared online with friends. Kids can even test their coding knowledge with written vocabulary and programming quizzes at the end of each challenge.
Supporting STEM education initiatives, 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.