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Code Karts - Pre-coding logic

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Race cars to learn early programming skills in cute coder.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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Is It Any Good?

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If you're looking for an app to help your preschooler dip their toes into the coding waters, this is a terrific choice. The word "preparation" is key in understanding the purpose of this app because Code Karts - Pre-coding logic isn't going to give kids the nuts-and-bolts knowledge needed to code anything. But what kids will get is a developmentally appropriate understanding of how step-by-step patterns, cause-and-effect relationships, and their own input into a device affects the output of that device. That alone is plenty to make the time spent on the app worthwhile for any preschooler growing up in the digital age. Plus, it's fun! One suggestion: It would be nice if the visuals changed from race cars to other objects (racing snails, bananas, kids?) on some levels to pique the interest of kids who aren't into race cars. Overall, though, it's is an excellent, pre-beginner coding experience.

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