When you’re ready to take the next step in your programming journey, we recommend trying out Scratch, a programming tool designed for slightly older learners (ages 8 and up). Scratch offers additional features that enable children to create more advanced stories, games, and animations, but its basic programming approach is similar to ScratchJr, so it will feel familiar.

You will know that children are ready to move on to Scratch when they can tell a story or make a game independently with ScratchJr or when they are ready to start creating more advanced projects.

For example, children can use Scratch to do the following:

• Create games that keep score

• Import images and sounds

• Make characters ...

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