Scratch is a visual programming language available for free online. It was designed for children ages 8 through 16, but it is used by people of all ages to create interactive stories, animations, and games. In about an hour, learn the fundamentals of the Scratch programming language so that you can better assist your child or students as they get started with Scratch. While they are having fun learning how to make sprites dance, talk, sing, draw, or whatever, children are enhancing their creativity, problem-solving skills, and computational thinking. In this short course, learn enough about Scratch programming yourself so that you can help and support your children as they become creative producers of digital media that they can enjoy and share with others.