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Cool Coding Apps and Websites for Kids
Computer programming can help kids develop vital problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. In honor of the computer science nonprofit Code.org's Hour of Code event Dec. 5–11, this list offers ways to jump-start a coding adventure. It also encourages kids to become creators and not simply consumers of technology. Teaching everything from simple commands to complex programs, our favorite coding apps and websites come in a range of formats designed for different ages and abilities. For even more popular picks to spark your kid's interest in coding, be sure to check out our favorite tools that cover STEM topics and our Learning with Technology topic center.