Hello Scratch!: Learn to Program by Making Arcade Games

Hello Scratch!: Learn to Program by Making Arcade Games
Hello Scratch!: Learn to Program by Making Arcade Games by Gabriel Ford
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1617294259 | 384 Pages | EPUB | 25 MB

Hello, Scratch! is a how-to book that helps parents and kids work together to learn programming skills by creating new versions of old retro-style arcade games with Scratch.
Can 8-year-olds write computer programs? You bet they can! In Scratch, young coders use colorful blocks and a rich graphical environment to create programs. They can easily explore ideas like input and output, looping, branching, and conditionals. Scratch is a kid-friendly language created by MIT that is a safe and fun way to begin thinking like a programmer, without the complexity of a traditional programming language.
Hello Scratch! guides young readers through five exciting games to help them take their first steps in programming. They’ll experiment with key ideas about how a computer program works and enjoy the satisfaction of immediate success. These carefully designed projects give readers plenty of room to explore by imagining, tinkering, and personalizing as they learn.
What’s Inside

  • Learn by experimentation
  • Learn to think like a programmer
  • Build five exciting, retro-style games
  • Visualize the organization of a program