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By Carol Vorderman

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Computer coding is firmly again at the schedule as a key ability for kids to begin studying. laptop Coding for children is a special step by step consultant, ideal for children attracted to computing device programming and the way pcs paintings. Now to be had with textual content that lighting fixtures up as you learn alongside and playful photographs and sounds.

Avoiding laptop jargon, this ebook courses young ones via developing laptop courses beginning with the very fundamentals. computing device Coding for children is the single programming ebook that teaches either Scratch and Python programming languages, with illustrated, basic, step by step causes that make the advanced artwork of laptop programming transparent for the whole newbie. beginning with easy reasons of programming fundamentals, it progresses to extra complex tasks the place childrens can construct their very own games.

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Switch costume to ballerina-a ▾ Switch costumes: Use the menu in the block to choose a costume. switch backdrop to backdrop1 ▾ Switch backdrops: Change the picture on the stage with this block. Adding speech bubbles You can add speech bubbles to make your sprites talk when they change costumes. Use the “say Hello! for 2 secs” block and change the text in it to make your sprite say something else. when clicked The ballerina stands up forever switch costume to ballerina-a ▾ say Up! ” say Down! ” 42 S TA R T I N G F R O M S C R AT C H Hide and seek SEE ALSO  38–39 Making things move Welcome to the special effects studio!

SEE ALSO  24-25 Installing and launching Scratch This project introduces some basic Scratch coding. It shows how to make a game to help the cat sprite dodge a fire-breathing dragon.  26–27 Scratch interface Blocks palette Make the cat move Scripts This stage explains how to make the cat sprite move around and chase the mouse-pointer. Follow the instructions carefully, otherwise the game might not work. 1 Open Scratch. Click “File” on the menu and select “New” to start a new project. The cat sprite appears.

Made sprites move: You’ve made sprites chase each other. Created a program: By combining blocks of code into scripts, you’ve put together a game. Used costumes: You’ve changed the dragon’s appearance using different costumes. Added pictures: You’ve used both backdrops and sprites. Added music: You’ve added a sound, and made it play when your program runs. Used a variable: You’ve created a timer for your game. 38 S TA R T I N G F R O M S C R AT C H Making things move SEE ALSO  28–29 Sprites Computer games are all about firing, dodging, catching, and escaping.

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