Your Five Year Old Can Learn To Code With An iPad App

As many of you have experienced, Scratch and Makey Makey go together like playing kittens. ScratchJr has just been released and Jordan Shapiro (@jordosh) spoke with Mitch Resnick (@mres) about that and the Lifelong Kindergarten Research Group. The interview is a great insight into some of the core ideas drove the creation of Scratch and also Makey Makey.

For me, “play” is not just an activity (like “playing a game”) but a style of interacting with the world. A playful approach involves trying new things, testing boundaries, taking risks, exploring what’s possible, iterating again and again. A playful approach is essential for creativity and innovation — and creativity is more important in today’s world than ever before.

scratch jr screenshot

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