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12 Great Coding Apps for Students in Elementary School

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We’re previously covered a post for coding apps that are suitable for middle school students. Link here.

In this article, we’ll go over a list of some of the top iPad apps for teaching and introducing coding and programming to your primary kids. This list is based on past reviews as well as the popularity of these apps among educators and teachers. You may also take a look at this article here, which includes 12 outstanding books intended expressly to assist kids in their coding adventure. Dig in!

 

1- Kodable

Award-winning children’s coding education! Kodable is a program that teaches computer science to pupils in grades K through 5 (ages 4 to 11).

 

2- Hopscotch

Learn to code by creating games you enjoy. This  award-winning block-based language was designed from the ground up to work on your iOS device’s touchscreen. You get a blank canvas for creative inventiveness, a community full of inspiration, and an audience ready to use your products the instant they’re published with Hopscotch.

 

3- Daisy the Dinosaur

Learn how to code with Daisy the Dinosaur.

This free, entertaining game features a simple drag-and-drop interface that allows children of all ages to animate Daisy and make her dance on their screen. By completing the challenges in this program, kids will instinctively learn the fundamentals of objects, sequencing, loops, and events.

 

4- Lightbot Junior

Specially made for children of ages 4 to 8, Lightbot Junior is an easier version of the popular Lightbot, with a gentler learning curve and less complicated puzzles.  You can play as either Boybot or Girlbot and solve puzzles using game mechanics based on computer science concepts.

 

5- ScratchJr

By programming their own interactive tales and games using ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) gain vital new abilities.

 

6- codeSpark Academy

codeSpark Academy provides the fundamentals of computer programming using a collection of different learning activities such as puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design, and offline printouts, all of which may be supervised by parents.

 

7- Move The Turtle

Move The Turtle is an educational program for the iPhone and iPad that teaches kids the fundamentals of programming through intuitive graphic commands.

 

8- Cato’s Hike: A Programming and Logic Odyssey

Cato is a young boy who, like all young boys, enjoys playing outdoors. Cato was outside having fun one day when a doorway to another world appeared in front of him; a portal to another universe… Stuck, that is, until he eventually understood the rules of this universe: by building his own program, he would be able to overcome all hurdles and learn something new in the process!

 

9- Boogie Bot

Boogie Bot is a fun and interactive learning tool that teaches children how to code using Blockly, Google’s visual programming language.

 

10- SpriteBox : Code Hour

SpriteBox is a one-of-a-kind puzzle platformer that combines exploration with coding.

You’ll learn to sequence commands, adjust parameters, diagnose incorrect logic, and solve problems with simple to complicated loops along your adventure.

 

11- Robot School. Programming For Kids

This is a programming game for kids aged seven and up. Try out the free edition of Robot School and fall in love with programming!

 

12- Tynker

Tynker is the simplest way for children to learn to code. Play fun puzzles to master the basics, then use over 100 step-by-step coding instructions to create your own spectacular games. This is perfect for Hour of Code! There are also in-app purchases available for more puzzle sets.

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About HKCC

Hong Kong Coding Club is a social coding club for children, teenagers, and young adults who want to learn how to code. We’ve created a number of online coding challenges to help those who are new to coding get started.

We believe that everyone is proficient in at least one field. The goal is to recognize and capitalize on your skills. Assist your child in achieving his or her creative and technical goals.