With this easy, fun guide, even children new to coding can learn how to tell their own, original animated stories! 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.