Parents' Guide to

codeSpark Academy

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Code, create, and collaborate with cute characters.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 4+

BEWARE - keep charging you even after subscription cancelled

We tried the free trial period however my daughter found it too easy so we cancelled before trial period was over. Months later I am still being charged by the which is code spark. When you email the support team they tell you its being billed through Apple and they will not credit you. Then Apple confirms it is not being billed through then and you continue to be billed. There is no way to call and get any issue resolved. You can only email. Very frustrating process! This issue has gone on for 10 months with no resolution. BE CAREFUL if you decide to try the trial because you could be ripped off just like our family!
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age 10+
BEWARE - keep charging you even after subscription cancelled We used this app a year, then I tried to cancel it, it was a tough but finally we cancelled it (but it took much time), and after cancellation we were still being charged. I emailed to the support team, they helped me but now, after 2 months, I found out accidentally that they started to charge us again,... BE CAREFUL!
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23):
Kids say (2):

As with other coding games, this app features monster characters that will appeal to both boys and girls; in this case, however, those characters work together, and the game plays out in a story format. The levels get increasingly challenging and the story more complex. By design, kids have to figure out what to do and how to do it on their own, which will be empowering for most kids and frustrating for some. A solutions guide is available through the parent section of codeSpark Academy, which is essential, as some levels involve trickier solutions requiring multiple characters. And the ability to create games and share them allows for more creativity and social elements, which can boost learning. Overall, it's a fun way to expose kids to the logic of programming.

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