So whether your kids are just learning to code or you just want to introduce coding to them, then these apps are perfect! The bonus is that most of these coding apps are free!
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Coding Apps for Kids
1. The Foos
This coding app is hands down the favorite for my kids. They love being able to give their homemade levels ridiculous names and play levels designed by other kids. It reminds me a bit of Super Mario Maker for WiiU in terms of making and designing the levels. Regardless, my kids adore this app! And the music is so catchy!
My four year old particularly enjoys this coding app and would ask to play it nearly every single day. There's certainly lots to do and play with in this app.
3. Scratch Jr.
Another favorite coding app is Scratch Jr. Just add commands and adorable illustrations, voice overs, speech balloons, and more by dragging and dropping. We seem to end up with a lot of programs with orange cats spinning around and around, but whatever. The kids are learning to code and having a blast!
4. Run Marco
This coding app takes the kids on an adventure around the world. I love the progressive nature of this app and how it introduces one new thing at a time. It does not get overwhelming for little ones when it introduces commands slowly in this manner.
From the creators of World of Goo (I loved that game!), this app is geared towards older kids, like teens, and can definitely be quite challenging, even for me as an adult! So I like to play this game with my kids as we create programming sequences to help us move boxes from the inbox to the outbox.