Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids

Learning computer programming can help kids develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. It also encourages them to be not only consumers of technology but also creators.

Browse Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids

AGE
6
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Fun programming logic for kids, great resources for parents.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Colorful, engaging intro to programming for young kids.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Tool helps kids program their first multimedia project.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cute, free coding game covers the basics.
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Devices: iPad
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun coding puzzler helps kids ease in to complex concepts.
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Devices: iPad, Android
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Maze puzzler makes learning programming an adventure.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Visual code meets story-based game; missing in-app help.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2015)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Graphical application gives kids a taste of programming.
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URL: http://scratch.mit.edu/
(2009)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Solve puzzles, help the monkey, learn to program.
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URL: http://www.playcodemonkey.com/
(2015)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging puzzler teaches kids to think like programmers.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-use visual tool makes programming fun for kids.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Challenging programming puzzler teaches coding logic.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great concept; younger kids will need some guidance.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fun programming lessons from a friendly monster guide.
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URL: http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Quick-hit lessons cover the basics in a fun, easy way.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Download gives good background on coding, so-so instruction.
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URL: http://kidsruby.com
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Fantastic online editor teaches kids to write the Web.
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URL: https://thimble.webmaker.org/
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Innovative tool for programming on the iPad.
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Devices: iPad
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Smart site gives teens hands-on experience with coding.
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URL: http://www.codecademy.com
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy programming tool teaches basics, has online sharing.
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URL: http://www.hackety.com/
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Master art of coding with awesome free programming lessons.
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URL: http://www.learnstreet.com/
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Cool, accessible coding lessons come with a hefty price tag.
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URL: http://www.codehs.com/
(2013)