Have you ever struggled to find games that are fun but also educational for kids (your son, daughter, nephew)? Here is a list of free programming courses and apps for kids. 

It’s time to try programming learning together with your kid!

  • Scratch Animation
  • http://scratch.mit.edu
    A website provided by MIT that lets children of all ages bring animated characters to life with code commands.

  • Kodable Pro – iOS APP – Link to Appstore
  • https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id649572737
    An app for iPad that uses videos and game like levels to teach children the basics of programming logic.

  • Hopscotch
  • https://www.gethopscotch.com
    Like Scratch, hopscotch helps children understand programming by creating animated characters.

  • Code Monster
  • http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster
    The website guides children through JavaScript by showing the code input and the result of said input.

  • Coding basics
  • http://code.org/learn
    Code.org provides parents an enormous database of information and links to teach their children programming.

  • Khan Academy
  • https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
    While generally used by teenagers, Khan Academy engages younger students with hands on activities and visuals.

    The 2nd part is here.

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