Why should children experience technology passively when they can use this powerful tool to bring their own ideas to life? Starting from simple, two-dimensional drawings, Coding for Kids 2 teaches students how to build animations . . . and gradually make them more complex as their skills grow. Written especially for ages 8 to 12, this book uses Scratch 2.0, the free software created by the MIT Media Labs specifically for young people. With step-by-step instructions, the projects are arranged by difficulty and each features a series of challenges for older readers.