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Lightbot : Programming Puzzles

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Challenging programming puzzler teaches coding logic.

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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Programming Game for kids

In a lesson which I used LightBot. I said "we are going to be playing a game called Lightbot. There is a robot and he lives in a world of square tiles. The goal in each level is for Lightbot to light up all the blue tiles in the level. However, Lightbot does not understand something as complicated as saying “light all the blue tiles”. Instead, he does understand a basic set of rules. This is a very pleasing way to get into or learn writing and thinking in code.
age 7+

very engaging

I gave to all my kids (5) to try out this program for teaching them about concept of programming. Or atlest the game who ask them to think not just to play arround. and they love it and they can do it. Thanks alot to the developer

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Is It Any Good?

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This very challenging puzzler does a fabulous job of teaching kids programming concepts, but it's most likely to engage kids who would be drawn to programming anyway, mostly because of the quickly escalating challenge. There are no user accounts, so only one player at a time can work through the levels, but kids can erase and start over for a new player. The level of challenge ramps up very quickly, so younger kids may enjoy more programming playtime with My Robot Friend or Kodable Pro. It's easy to get stuck for a while on some levels, and no hints or clues are offered. Kids get as many chances as they need to be successful, though, and they'll learn from each failure.

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