Enter the dragon….sprite……
I first learnt about Scratch at school, it is a programming language were you code and make projects using a graphical interface. It teaches me the logic of programming, or at least that is what dad says.
What I really enjoy about it, is all the fun things that you can make, and all of the varieties of sprites that you can use.
I have a scratch app on my laptop, but you can also use a website*. Dad bought me a book, called “Computer coding for kids”**. It teaches me how to code in scratch and python, and how the insides of computers work.
My most recent project is called “Escape the dragon”. In it, you program a cat sprite to follow the cursor, as the dragon chases the cat, I think it is a fun game.
It was hard to make because the timer which records how long you are alive for, was very tricky to program in. I still enjoyed making it, and am working on my next project in the book.
*1st dad note: a good website for programming in scratch which provides the applet and plenty of great examples and exercises, is the MIT website dedicated to scratch programming: https://sratch.mit.edu
** 2nd dad note:The book, mac is referring to, is published by DK LTD. https://www.dk.com/uk/9781409347019-computer-coding-for-kids and its available from most good online book stores.