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I spend a little bit of time each day perusing posts from other homeschooling parents via several Facebook groups that I belong to. Most of what I see is not relevant to our homeschooling journey, however, some of things mentioned, posted, shared, etc. surely is. And that’s how we came across Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/

Scratch is a free downloadable program which allows kids to use programming language to create animations, games, art, etc. It’s incredibly easy to use (and has a handy dandy booklet you can download and print that walks you through the various ins and outs of the program) and is loads of fun.

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B is fascinated by anything related to computers, gaming, animation, robotics, etc etc. Of course I knew as soon as I heard about this that it would be something he’d enjoy, and quite frankly, that I would too. Plus, on the upside, I consider it part of our homeschooling curriculum now so when I need a 15 or 20 minutes to do something inadvertently in the middle of our day I ask B to work on his Scratch projects and he’s more than happy to comply. 

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It’s what I like to call a win-win.

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