ScratchJr – Educational Games App Review

Tool helps kids program their first multimedia project. Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 0

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Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that ScratchJr follows in the footsteps of Scratch, an online programming tool for kids, but is designed as an even earlier introduction to computer programming and multimedia creation. That said, even though ScratchJr was designed for little kids, it still requires adult help for kids to really succeed. There are both written instructions and an animated guide; the former — which is the best explanation of what all the pieces do — are written above the reading level of most kindergartners. And the animated guide shows a finger dragging and dropping pieces to make things happen, but it doesn’t explain each piece of a script. But with a little up-front adult explanation, ScratchJr can provide hours of fun for kids, as the possibilities for creating scripts are almost endless.

ScratchJr is a Educational Games app that is designed for those 6.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 4 out of 5.

ScratchJr is available for Free On The Following Devices:



Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

After some adult help, kids can get short scenes running, which will be exciting for first-time users. Then they can explore the many options for colors, backgrounds, and actions, which will keep them coming back for more.

The Support Level for ScratchJr is about a 4 out of 5.

There’s a written guide for parents and an animated guide for kids, but they really need to be used in tandem to be effective. The Scratch community has grown into a large, robust network so over time you can expect the ScratchJr community to do the same.

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.


Posted on

April 9, 2016