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Kids

Coding for Kids

Learn to code with the fun and educational online tools

Code Monster from Crunchzilla– “Code Monster is simple but mostly effective as a self-led journey of programming discovery. The hands-on manipulation and immediate feedback can give kids satisfaction and joy in discovering how what they’re writing changes what they’re seeing. It should also help them understand how the different pieces of code work. This can be a fun exercise, even for kids who wouldn’t normally be excited about computer programming.” – Common Sense Media

 Hopscotch —“Teaching kids programming can be difficult, but Hopscotch smooths the way with its kid-friendly interface and pre-built blocks. Unlike some of the other kid-coding apps out there, Hopscotch is open-ended and encourages kids to come up with their own projects.” – PC Magazine

 Cargo-Bot“Kids learn a full-range of programming skills in a fun, engrossing game that also demonstrates what they can create themselves using the skills they’re learning. Cargo-Bot is a simple concept that packs a challenging punch and teaches valuable programming skills. . . . The step-by-step logic that teaches kids to tackle a bigger problem by breaking it into steps will build better programmers and also help kids in many tasks and subject areas.” – Graphite.org

CodeMonkey“A great introduction to coding with solid teacher support that gets kids using a real programming language and digging into some meatier concepts than other early coding tools.”  – Graphite.org

Move the Turtle—  “I highly recommend it for all kids, whether or not they want to get into programming. The kind of thinking required to solve the tasks in the app is important for everyone to learn, for every field of study.” – Geek Dad in Wired.com