Want to explore coding with your child? Check out PBS Kids ScratchJr, and see what you can create together.
PBS Kids ScratchJr Review
PBS has developed a coding app using their most famous characters in an interface designed to inspire your youngest coder. The app features coloring blocks that snap together to create a code for the characters to follow to make a mini-movie. Make Peg and Cat jump up and down, or make sea creatures swim with the Kratt brothers. KinderTown likes the “Story Starters” section to fuel your learner with the possibilities of coding. This is helpful for parents new to coding, too. Also, check out the “How to” video the first time you explore the app. You’ll find that the beauty of coding is that your child is creating with technology, not just interacting with a device. The app is appropriate for children ages 5-8, and is available for both iOS and Android.