PBS KIDS ScratchJr.
Coding to Learn
With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite PBS KIDS characters from "Wild Kratts," "Nature Cat," "WordGirl" and "Peg + Cat". By snapping together colorful programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance and sing. In the process, kids will learn to solve problems, design projects and develop thinking skills that are foundational for later academic success.
This page offers a collection of activities and resources for parents, educators and caregivers that can be used alongside the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app. Each activity focuses on a different PBS KIDS show and is designed to engage children by giving them the opportunity to create their own projects featuring characters they know and love.
With PBS KIDS ScratchJr, children don't just learn to code, they code to learn.
For more great resources, including activities, how-to videos and a self-paced interactive educator workshop, visit PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Arkansas PBS and PBS LearningMedia offers a great collection of supplemental resources, as well as lesson plans, printouts, videos and programs for teaching coding.
For the ADE-approved professional development course, "PBS KIDS ScratchJr: Coding for Early Childhood," visit ArkansasIDEAS, and learn how you can develop your very own PBS KIDS ScratchJr Coding Camp.