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GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co.

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Story-based coding adventure plus diverse girl-empowerment.

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Diverse and curious group of friends show just how cool coding and engineering can be in a story-based adventure that will appeal especially to girls. The coding portion of Goldieblox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co. is pretty run-of-the-mill as far as visual coding games go. Kids can replay to fix mistakes or get help from Ruby Rail's notes (a character who is a nice nod to MIT's Ruby on Rails programming language), but more specific hints about various obstacles would help kids through sticky frustration. The mini-games develop spatial reasoning and tie in to the story's theme. It's the sandbox and Goldie TV that really stand out, though, inspiring creativity and design-thinking without restrictive stereotypes.

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