PBS KIDS ScratchJr

472 reviews
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About this app

PBS KIDS ScratchJr encourages kids create their own interactive stories and games. Learn coding basics through programing games and activities featuring characters from hit PBS KIDS shows like Wild Kratts, Molly of Denali, Odd Squad, Arthur, Nature Cat, Peg + Cat, and Ready Jet Go!

This creative coding app, designed for children ages 5-8, provides endless storytelling possibilities. Simple programming tools helps kids design interactive stories, make games and more!

Coding for kids is easy and fun with PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Children snap together colorful programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and sing. Through coding lessons and story starters, kids will learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively.

PBS KIDS ScratchJr is more than a kids’ learning app. Bring early school concepts home when you download this fun educational app!

PBS KIDS ScratchJr Features:

Coding Games & Programming Concepts
- Coding practice for children
- Programming colorful blocks teach basic coding concepts
- Learn coding basics by snapping together color-coded motion, sound, look, trigger and control blocks
- Learn programming concepts to create sequences to animate characters
- Code and program characters to interact in fun and exciting ways

PBS KIDS Characters and Backgrounds
- Learn with 150+ PBS KIDS characters
- Play coding games and create interactive stories and projects based on hit PBS KIDS shows like:
- Wild Kratts
- Molly of Denali
- Odd Squad
- Arthur
- Natura Cat
- Peg + Cat
- Ready Jet Go
- And more!

Paint Editing
- Painting games to create your characters and backgrounds
- Express creativity with painting

Voice Recording
- Voice PBS KIDS characters and add your own sounds with the recording tool

PBS KIDS Story Starters
- Children can create the stories they want to experience
- Interactive story games with eight story starters can kick off your child’s inspiration
- Interactive games features different sets of characters from PBS KIDS Shows
- Use coding and programming to edit and complete a story

Learn coding concepts while having fun with PBS KIDS characters. Start programming, learning, painting, drawing and creating interactive stories.

Download PBS KIDS ScratchJr today!

PBS KIDS ScratchJr is only available for tablet devices.

For more PBS KIDS apps, visit http://www.pbskids.org/apps.

For more on ScratchJr, visit http://www.scratchjr.org

Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS' privacy policy, visit pbskids.org/privacy.

PBS KIDS ScratchJr is a collaboration between PBS, Scratch Foundation and the DevTech Research Group at Boston College. The PBS KIDS logo & PBS KIDS® PBS. Used with permission. ScratchJr logo is used with permission. PBS is not affiliated with Scratch Foundation and Boston College.
Updated on
Oct 6, 2023

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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

228 reviews
Ryan Jackson
November 26, 2020
Not just for 8 plus. My 6 year old did great with it. We used along with PBS Wild Kratts challenge. For my Girl Scout Brownie troop we used it for intro to coding badge!
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October 13, 2021
This game is so fun you might want to play it it's like more learning games I hope your kids like it it will be fun pbs.kids created this game it was so fun for toddlers and all the other kids they'll play it everyday it's so fun though it's so fun really fun some toddlers have some fun with this app download it on the Play Store you can play it on an iPhone even iPhone 12 you can play on a Android you can play it on anything so fun no one can stop playing it is there anything the App Store
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Amy Janczak
August 27, 2023
My daughter absolutely LOVES this app. Its def one of the best kid friendly ones out there.
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What's new

Play with new characters and backgrounds from the PBS KIDS show, Work It Out, Wombats!