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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Great early-reading mini-games with fun characters.
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Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, Leapster Explorer
(2011)
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7
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Angry Birds maker follows up with clever brainteaser.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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7
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Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.
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Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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7
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Great physics game with cute story, requires steady hand.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Windows, Mac
(2010)
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8
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Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
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URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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8
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Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
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Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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8
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LEARNING
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
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Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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8
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Worthy spin-off of popular PC game encourages creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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8
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Great girl-power messages, lots of variety and fun.
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Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
AGE
8
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LEARNING
Great physics puzzler works well with touch interface.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nook HD, Apps for Windows
(2010)
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AGE
9
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Maker community celebrates skill building and creativity.
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URL: http://www.diy.org
(2013)
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9
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Kids learn, share, and build skills on excellent social app.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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10
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LEARNING
Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
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Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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10
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LEARNING
Superb physics puzzler challenges kids, inspires creativity.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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8
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LEARNING
Sandbox-style game with open online play fosters creativity.
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Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)

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