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Scratch: Let kids become an animation designer

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Why do children like to watch Disney cartoons? Children are naturally curious about things around them. While children are watching Disney cartoons, they imagine their fairytale world in their minds.

On average, children between the ages of two and five spend 32 hours a week in front of the television. Children ages 6 to 11 spend about 28 hours a week in front of the TV. Since children are so obsessed with animation, what kind of way can parents let their children learn and realize their dream of animation director?


Scratch, the world's most popular programming language for children, is the tool of choice, designed and continuously developed for children by the world-renowned MIT Media Lab.

Scratch is not about training programmers. It is not about "knocking" code line by line like traditional programming software. It is about writing programs quickly by dragging defined program modules and building blocks. It's easy to learn, and there are clear advantages to making animations in Scratch.( (Reference: Dr. Randy Kulman, 2014)


When children take Scratch game animation classes, it can help them with scene design, music, games, and anime. By making little game animation, children can express their cognition to the world of experience in making games through programming, learn creative thinking, train the ability of logical analysis.


In the process of solving problem team training the children's leadership, also cultivate their persistence, independence, and confidence and through the Scratch community interact with the members from all over the world, by sharing works to achieve the purpose of learning to improve.

Scratch is a programming tool targeted at children ages 5 to 16. In Europe and the United States, a lot of kids as young as three years old are learning to program Scratch.



(wiki, 2020)

Scratch users have grown tenfold worldwide in the last ten years, primarily among children and adolescents aged 5 to 20 years.

The late astronomer Stephen Hawking once said that whether you want to discover the secrets of the universe or pursue a successful career in the 21st century, learning basic programming is a skill one should have.

Facebook founder Mark zuckerberg urge young people to learn computer programming.

"Learning how to program didn't start off with wanting to learn all of computer science or trying to master this discipline or anything like that," Zuckerberg says. "It started off because I wanted to do this one simple thing -- I wanted to make something that was fun for myself and my sisters."


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