What are the best coding apps for kids?

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    #1Kodable

    Kodable

    Kodable is an iOS app focused on teaching computer science to kids from 4 to 11 years old. Their teachers will be the furry aliens, known as Fuzzes, that suffered an unexpected crash on their ship while exploring space. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Pamela Meyer
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "My little boy wants to learn how to code. So, I wanted a really good coding app that was appropriate for kids. I tried Kodable - Coding for Kids for iOS and thought it fit the bill. Well, it's an amazing app and my son loves it. He's been learning so much! I'm surprised at ho much he's learned in just a short amount of time. He plays it all the time. I definitely recommend it if you have kids that want to code."
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    #2Hopscotch

    Hopscotch

    Hopscotch is a programming app specially designed for kids between 9 and 13 years old. The app teaches you coding by allowing you to create your own games or remix Hopscotchers games. Also, it counts with video tutorials.

    Apps

    iOS

    Sara Kim
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I love this app; it is one of my favorites. I've downloaded it for my daughter who loves to code. The great thing is, that kids can learn to code and create their own games. The only draw back is that i haven't seen it available for android users. I think learning tools like this should be available for all platforms. I love that you can create games and change games that others have created. It gives you a chance to be really creative. I've played myself and can for hours on end. It keeps you captivated for a long time. "
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    #3Daisy the Dinosaur

    Daisy the Dinosaur
    Daisy the Dinosaur will be your teacher through this code learning process! The creators of the great app Hopscotch built this awesome, free and fun app that counts with an easy drag & drop interface. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Janet Tucker
    Written on August 9, 2018
    "Seeing as how its devs are the same as the one who made Hopscotch, I really expected this to be rad. Thankfully, I was right, and it's a lot simpler than Hopscotch and can be a huge asset if you want something not that grand yet. My child learned coding through this app since he's also a fan of dinosaurs"

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that programming, a field dominated by names like Java's James Gosling and C++'s Bjarne Stroustrup, was a branch of science initiated by a woman? In 1843, a woman named Ada Lovelace, the daughter of an English nobleman, worked with inventor Charles Babbage on a mechanical computer that was supposed to have the ability to perform complex mathematical computations. Lovelace designed the mechanical computer's system using a specific set of numbers while Babbage worked on the hardware, but the machine was never finished though their notes inspired other attempts in inventing electronic computers.

More than a century later, a woman named Grace Murray Hopper starred in the field of programming. A math professor and a Navy reserve, Hopper became known for leading a group of scientists and mathematicians in creating FLOW-MATIC, a programming language that uses words instead of the 1s and 0s (binary numbers) used in old languages. Hopper was also instrumental in the creation and development of the Common Business-Oriented Language, another word-based programming language designed for commercial use. In 1986, television host David Letterman called the Navy Rear Admiral as the "Queen of Software" because of her influence in the field. 

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    #4Cargo-Bot

    Cargo-Bot

    Cargo-Bot is a puzzle game app for iOS that challenges tour brain while helps you learning programming concepts. It's truly entertaining and great way for learning such a dense subject as coding.

    Apps

    Danielle Guerrero
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a fun little app that i gave to my 10 year old niece. It is design to teach coding to small children and get them interested. Its free so you can't beat that. This is a great chance to see if this will interest them."
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    #5Tynker

    Tynker

    Tynker is an iOS app that allows kids to learn about coding and programming. You can solve different puzzles or Swift to learn just the basics. Also, it gives you the chance of creating amazing games using its more than 100 tutorials. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Juan Meza
    Written on September 28, 2017
    " Tynker Coding for Kids is entertaining for kids while actually teaching useful skills. My 9-year old loves it and has pretty much taken possession of my iPad. Sometimes she lets me play, too."
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    #6Programming for Kids

    Programming for Kids

    Programming for Kids is an educational game app which is designed for improving children's algorithm development. This is designed for 4 years old and above. This works by dragging and dropping movements to the list before hitting the start button.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

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Best What are the best coding apps for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1KodableApps 6 Paid
2HopscotchApps 2 Paid
3Daisy the DinosaurApps 2 Paid
4Cargo-BotApps 1 Paid
5TynkerApps 1 Paid
6Programming for KidsApps 0 Free
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