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Discussion on: I got bored with asking my son for multiplication tables, so we programmed together a little game with Scratch.

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Davide de Paolis Author

yes there are plenty of resources available.
scratch editor is fully localized ( my kids constantly switch between italian and german, and when they are following the tutorials they switch to english so they can find the proper commands/blocks).
The forum is also very well made, and when we get stuck i just google for my problem and most of the time I find the answer with the images of the blocks required to achieve it.
The cool thing is that many project are open, so you can always look at the source code, and fork it.
Besides playing around with online resources, we also got a couple of books at the public library. With those my kids are completely independent and can build small games just reproducing the steps - when we do that together is more play around, experiment and try to reason about the problems and possible solutions.

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Aaron Reese

There is a great (english) book for making StarWars games with Scratch. amazon.co.uk/Star-Coding-Projects-...

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Davide de Paolis Author

wow. my kids will love that!

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Mike Lockhart

It doesn't come with the graphics assets, unfortunately. Which leads to disappointment quickly. I've been looking for scans online, but I haven't found any good ones. You will have to get good at pixel art yourself, which I have not.

But it's still good for ideas