Lightbot Jr : Coding Puzzles for Ages 4+

App review by D T, Common Sense Media
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age 6+

Colorful, engaging intro to programming for young kids.

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age 4+

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age 4+

Simple, fun, effective, not overly stimulating, no adds or in app purchases

I love this app! I have a mathy 5 year old (both parents are computer scientists) and I felt it was a great introduction to procedural thinking and computer programming. Yes it was easy for him, but he still learned something and he really enjoyed it. I probably could have started him on the non jr version. I loved having the option of starting him on one I knew he'd do well at though, since this was his first iPad app. I think he had fun, it wasn't graphically overstimulating or distracting and he did learn to break problems down into smaller problems, etc. I like that you can turn the music on or off. As a female software engineer, I love that there is a boy or girl robot you can pick - yay! The navigation between levels, etc was very clean. All in all, a pretty simple, well done app. Loved it. This is the same kind of learning you get from a game like Robot Turtles or Kodable. I'm sure for simplification purposes, but it's interesting that the recursive functions have no stop condition. Stack overflow!

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