12 programming apps for kids (P-2)

12 programming apps for kids (P-2)

So in part 1 of this article, we promised to come up with a part 2. Hence, here it is as promised. Let’s begin.

6. Move the Turtle (Suitable for ages 9 to 11)

The Move the Turtle app features an adorable little turtle as the in-game avatar. The primary objective of the players would be to move this cute little turtle around their device screen by following a pre-specified set of instructions.

The entire game has a cute and colorful interface such that children will be constrained to get back to it again and again for their own good.

The Move the Turtle app is available on iTunes for iOS devices.

7. Pocket Code: Learn programming (Suitable for ages 9 to 11)

Pocket code allows the players to do a variety of programming activities on this app that are inclusive of things like:

  • Writing and playing a code

  • Sharing your very own animations, interactive art, games, and music videos directly on your tablet or phone for any further use.

The app provides users with a free one-hour coding tutorial. You may consider checking it out to know more about the app in more precise detail.

Pocket Code is available on Google Play for Android devices, and can be downloaded for free.

8. Tynker (Suitable for Ages 9 to 11)

Tynker’s an exquisitely simple application for teaching programming to beginners having no prior idea of the subject matter.

Tynker has an exceptionally simple and colorful graphical environment; something that can definitely be considered as the biggest upside of this app. It also features tons of fun puzzles that players should find both interesting and engaging at the same time.

Players will be able to create their very own games on this app and may also refer to the in-app tutorial (that provides a step-by-step guide to the players to achieve their targets within a reasonable amount of time) for the very same purpose.

Therefore, in short, we can easily say that Tynker’s a wonderful app on the whole, especially for young kids to get into the world of programming. This app is available on Google Play and iTunes for Android and iOS devices respectively.

9. Tickle (Suitable for ages 9 to 11)

Tickle is a coding application that’s based purely on visuals. Players will be able to program interactive stories as well as games through the use of Tickle’s in-built library of animated characters and sounds.

The application is pretty easy to learn and is engaging at the same time. The app features a drag and drop programming environment which is pretty convenient for beginners to get into. The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes for iOS devices.

10. Cargo-Bot (Suitable for ages 9 to 11)

Cargo-Bot provides a series of simple programming-based puzzles to the players that they need to complete for individual level completions.

The basic objective is pretty simple. Players will have to teach a robot the different ways of moving cargoes or crates to a pre-specified location. The entire activity is based on computer programming; something that can definitely be considered to be the biggest upside of this app.

The app is available on iTunes for free iOS device downloads.

11. Hopscotch (Suitable for ages 9 to 11)

Hopscotch allows players to create their very own games, apps and videos through the aid of programming. There are more than 40 programming challenges in all. Almost all of them are more than capable of honing a player’s coding skills for good.

This app is available on iTunes for iOS device downloads.

12. Lightbot : Programming Puzzles (Suitable for ages 8 and above)

The “Lightbot: Programming puzzles app” uses a variety of game mechanics having a firm root in coding. Players will be able to learn about several advanced coding concepts which are inclusive of things like:

  • The control flow concepts

  • Conditional and unconditional loops

  • Functional calling, and others.

The app is available on Google Play and iTunes for Android and iOS devices respectively.


So that confirms completion of this article for the time being. Hope this list of 12 programming apps come in handy for your early coding lessons. Good luck!

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