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Scratch is a free, block-based programming language designed for kids by the MIT Media Lab. It teaches coding concepts using drag-and-drop code blocks reminiscent of LEGO bricks, allowing users to create interactive stories, games, and animations. Aimed at children aged 8 and older, Scratch also functions as a social media platform where users can share their projects with others and collaborate on ideas. It’s part of an ecosystem that includes the online community The language helps students develop problem-solving skills while learning how to think creatively and reason systematically—skills that are beneficial in many disciplines beyond computer science.

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