5 More Programming Apps for Children
- Nov 07, 2016
- Sudipto Das
We had highlighted 7 programming apps for children in an article previously. It’s time we to add to the list. Let’s go through a few more apps that are suitable for beginners who want to get themselves acclimatized to the wonders of programming.
Pocket Code: Learn programming (Ages 9 to 11)
Players will be able to engage in various programming-related activities on this app such as writing the code, run the same as well as share their very own games, interactive arts etc.
The app has a LEGO-style coding environment and thus, the beginners will really find themselves involved in the app. The simple interface is pretty attractive and hence, it’s greatly beneficial for beginners and starters in the field of coding.
Pocket Code is available on Google Play for download.
Tickle (Ages 9 to 11)
This one is visual-based programming app through which users will be able to program several interactive games and stories using an in-built library of animated characters and sounds.
The app is pretty engaging and provides easy comprehensibility to users. The programming environment is based on a drag and drop system and hence, it’s totally appropriate for kids who are new to programming.
Tickle is a free app and is available on iTunes.
Tynker (Ages 9 to 11)
This is the one of the simplest of all apps to teach programming to beginners. The app is a little different from others because of a unique feature. The app has a unique graphical and colorful environment that looks pretty enticing from the point of view of the players.
The app has a number of puzzles that are sued for basic programming education. The players will even be able to create their personal games on this app. The players can also refer to the step-by-step tutorial included in the app to achieve their target.
There’s no denying the fact that this is a wonderful app and the best thing is that this app is available for free. A paid version having extra features is also available at a reasonable price.
Cargo-Bot (Ages 9 to 11)
Cargo-Bot is a pretty popular puzzle game that is capable enough of challenging the brains of players, thereby helping them to learn about several programming concepts at the same time.
The app has a pretty simple objective. The game features a small bot. The players will have to teach the bot various ways by which it can move crates, or to be more specific, we should say “cargoes”. The players will have to guide the bot to its destination by implementing various programming skills.
Hopscotch (Ages 9 to 11)
Players will be able to design their very own games, simple videos and build many other innovative and fun projects with this app.
The app provides players with more than 40 challenges; each of them is capable of honing one’s coding skills.
Hopscotch is available on the iTunes for download.
That brings us to the end of this article. We’ll be signing off for now. Hope you had a good read.
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Sudipto writes technical and educational content periodically for wizert.com and backs it up with extensive research and relevant examples. He's an avid reader and a tech enthusiast at the same time with a little bit of “Arsenal Football Club” thrown in as well. He's got a B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation.
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