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on 21 October 2014
How times have changed. Years ago, I learnt how to program by copying listings from magazines. The real education came from having to debug all the typos that had inevitably occurred during the printing process. If the program ever worked properly it would be a major achievement.
These days, you get lots of lovely screenshots, and a super-friendly language to compose your efforts. With the help of this book, your child will whizz through the learning process of Scratch, and will soon be producing games works of art with which to amuse you.
You should try and insure that they follow the book from chapter to chapter though. If they jump straight to the more interesting games at the end, they will not understand what they have to do, as the chapters are designed to be followed in sequence.
This is probably not the only book you will want to buy your child on Scratch, but it should be the first.