Parents' Guide to

Hopscotch-Programming for Kids

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Easy-to-use visual tool makes coding fun and social.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free to try Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 15+

Do not buy!!!

I hated this! I mean, I am just trying to get my son to code, and this thing wants me to pay to make a project!!! And I heard that it had sexual content! Do not get this for a child!
age 5+

Just why

You have to pay to make projects

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This basic programming platform is a great way to introduce kids to coding and computational thinking. With fun characters and easy-to-use visual blocks for commands, Hopscotch-Programming for kids lets users explore the fundamental concepts of computer programming without worrying about the minute details of more sophisticated programming languages just yet. They'll think like programmers, from coming up with their own idea to implementing it and troubleshooting it. While it's is a good starting point for learning about computer programming, kids may get frustrated with the limits of the app and their abilities. This tool won't help them create the next Minecraft, so you may want to set realistic expectations and show some examples of what kids can do. The community features some great examples of what kids can create, and is curated by moderators. Overall, this app is a solid choice for introducing mobile device users to the world of coding, and it works best with thoughtful guidance and scaffolding from parents.

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