Have you been looking to learn programming, but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe writing so many words and phrases seems daunting at first? Programming syntax is quite difficult, and for many people it feels slightly beyond them. Luckily, there’s a solution.
Scratch is a visual programming language. This means that you’re able to code complex applications without as much as writing a single word of text. That also makes it ideal to teach kids with.
If you try to teach your kids, say, C++, and start by explaining to them that “cin” means asking for the value of a variable... well, they’re going to lose interest soon. On the other hand, if you start with Scratch’s visual appeal, and show them that they can make a cute game with just a bit of effort, you’re bound to keep their interest.
For the same reason, Scratch is great if you’re wanting to start out yourself. It can be hard to keep your own interest going if your progress is so slow every time. On the other hand, Scratch starts you out immediately.
If you’re looking to start out with programming, then Scratch is your best bet. This book will help introduce you to all of Scratch’s nuances, teaching you all about how it works, what it does, and how it does it. We’ll guide you through every step of the way. Starting out from... scratch. We’ll go over installing Scratch and setting up the programming environment, to making your first simple programs.
If you’re ready to start out with programming, and using Scratch, or even if you just want to learn it for your kids, then let’s dive right in!