Parents' Guide to

Grasshopper: Learn to Code

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Free coder teaches kids actual programming language.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Great HTML App

I really enjoy using this HTML app. It help me refresh my memory how to make websites with HTML. This app help me so much and it was very easy to understand and use.

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Is It Any Good?

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While many apps teach kids about coding logic, learning actual code is both empowering and fun. Grasshopper: Learn to Code makes learning JavaScript playful and accessible as it sneaks in a lot of important info. It starts off with a colorful set of lessons that teach kids how to draw various flags using code, which is a huge improvement from where many coding lessons begin. There are some lessons that feel like big leaps of information, and many kids will need help understanding and digesting the info. There's also the danger that the focus on interactive puzzles to teach code sometimes leads to missing the bigger picture of what's being taught. And occasionally the lessons feel too scripted, not leaving room for mistakes. Figuring out where your code went wrong is a huge part of programming, so a bit more flexibility in accepting answers can't hurt. But beyond those minor complaints, you can't really go wrong with Grasshopper: Learn to Code for getting started with JavaScript. It might be just the thing to springboard your child into a love of coding and computer science in general.

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