Building and Making Apps, Games, and Websites

The Maker Movement -- a return to more hands-on engineering activities -- has been capturing the imagination of kids worldwide. These resources will help kids build spatial reasoning skills while making cool creations that will make them (and you) proud.

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Empowering play with tools and projects lacks logic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Diversity stands out in construction-site sandbox.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Great early-reading mini-games with fun characters.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
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Virtually examine a famous architect's latest masterpiece.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2010)
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Cute, accessible home-design sim in popular series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2011)
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Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii
(2010)
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Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
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Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
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Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Pocket-size bots pack a powerful, and personal, punch.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2011)
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