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Tynker: Coding Games for Kids

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun coding puzzler helps kids ease in to complex concepts.

App iPad , Chromebook Paid, Free Education
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Great Program - Horrible Customer Service

The program is good - the customer service you receive is horrible. Cancellation is not as easy as they make it seem. Customer Service just told me "there was nothing more they could do for me". I wouldn't have a job if I responded to a customer in that manner.
age 6+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Tynker - Learn programming with visual code blocks uses an approach similar to other programming-logic apps for kids, making programming accessible using visual blocks of code or commands. The story-based puzzles make it fun for kids, and the drag-and-drop moves and explanations make it easy for kids to pick up. The different puzzle themes are varied and will appeal to a broad range of novice coders. It doesn't include the depth offered at, though, where kids complete 16 lessons and have the opportunity to create their own programs, but it's more affordable than the Web subscription. Kids will have fun learning how programs work and thinking like programmers, and they'll develop skills that are increasingly important in the digital age.

App Details

  • Devices: iPad , Chromebook
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : logic, problem solving, strategy, thinking critically, Communication : multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (Tynker comes in two different versions--regular and premium. The regular version is free, featuring a few free levels and then in app purchases of new levels. The premium, paid, version features all of the levels unlocked.)
  • Release date: May 6, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Cats, Dogs, and Mice , Space and Aliens
  • Publisher: Tynker
  • Version: 4.5.30
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 30, 2020

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