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!
A website provided by MIT lets children of all ages bring animated characters to life with code commands.
An app for iPad that uses videos and game-like levels to teach children the basics of programming logic.
Like Scratch, hopscotch helps children understand programming by creating animated characters.
Code.org provides parents an enormous database of information and links to teaching their children programming.
While generally used by teenagers, Khan Academy engages younger students with hands-on activities and visuals.
An app that teaches children the foundation of programming concepts through a game-like platform.
Alice uses an interactive programming environment to teach the creation of 3D animations.
Downloadable software that teaches children how to build android apps.
Children play a game where tasks teach them some general coding.
Focused on Java programming, the downloadable program uses object-oriented methods to making learning fun.
Downloadable software that enables children to build virtual animated robotics.
All of the resources are worth your attention. For example, www.code.org courses are fun because of Angry Birds, Zombies so kids love it. But they forgot Minecraft.
Minecraft is awesome because even though it’s a game it still helps younger people to learn. There are also mods out there like learntomod where the player can make their own mod to do exactly what they want which is very cool.
If your kid isn’t interested in MindStorms at all and likes Lego very much so Lego-programming would be great for him/her.