Tynker: Coding Games for Kids
These skills are taught and developed by games and activities such as Dragon Spells where users must write code so that a dragon can move through the world, avoid obstacles, and collect treasure. Or, kids might have to write a code to have their hero collect power-ups and destroy enemies. There are varying levels of difficulty so the app can grow with children as their skills increase. In addition to coding, the app inherently teaches problem-solving, logic, spatial awareness, patience, and creativity.
The app is entertaining, educational, and versatile. The free version has plenty to get children started, but if they really find themselves interested in exploring the activities more, parents can purchase a subscription for $60.00 for 3 months, $120 for a year, or $180 for a lifetime.
Sharon Heuscher ©2018 Parents’ Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.