Programming for Kids and Beginners: Learn to Code in Scratch

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Learning paid
7.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
What will you learn?
Create smart and fun games
Create animations and cool visual effects
Code - one of the most important skills to learn!
Understand complex computer science concepts by intuitively applying them in games
Learn text-based programming languages 2x - 10x faster
About the course

In this course, we'll learn to code, starting from the basic blocks. No kidding! Scratch, the programming language we use (developed by MIT), is so fun that it makes programming seem like a game.

We'll learn by doing. The course is designed so that you create the games and applications with your own two hands. But what makes this course truly unique is the teaching method I've used live for almost 4 years. We learn a variety of computer science topics, but we hide the complexity behind characters, animations, analogies and fun!

That's because, in these carefully designed lessons, we train our intuition to make sense of what we want to achieve and how to get there. This will help you quickly master the basics. After this course, you'll learn text-based programming languages at a blazing speed and quickly make sense of any piece of code.

The content is designed to be fun! We learn to create animations and cool effects and we create clones of some of the most popular games: Flappy Bird, Duck Hunt or Pac-Man. The games are handpicked to optimize learning computer science topics while having fun along the way. I will also update the course on a regular basis with new content - and challenges!

This course is designed for

  • parents or teachers who want to give their children the best skills and most fun
  • kids and beginners who want to learn to code games
  • anyone new to programming who doesn't know where to start

I can't wait to have you in the course!

The course is regularly updated with new material, tips and tricks that you can use in your games and projects!

The Basic Blocks
In this section we'll quickly create a Scratch account and get started. We'll go through the most important concepts and we'll apply them on some cool effects and animations.
Welcome to Scratch: Creating an Account and Getting Started
Our First Scripts
Creating Clones and Motion
How to Get the Best out of This Course
We'll create a simple and fun game with no supporting scripts this time. We'll learn the basics of movement, speed and acceleration.
Pong: Intro and the Game Mechanics
Coordinates and Moving the Platforms
Directions and Moving the Ball
Variables, Scoring and Finishing the Game
Paint in Scratch!
Intro to the Paint Application
  • No prior programming knowledge is required
Daniel Ciocîrlan
Daniel Ciocîrlan
Software Engineer & Best-Selling Instructor
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