LightBot Puzzles : iphone & iPad

Description 

Great for younger beginners ,Lightbot is a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics that are firmly rooted in programming concepts.

Lightbot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals.

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts of any age.

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This is a great introduction App for younger learners. Easy to pick up and play.

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NO in App purchases every thing is included for only £1.99

Light-bot app review android and iOS

Lightbot features 50 levels and 20 challenge stars to collect and is a must-have for puzzle enthusiasts from the very young +

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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All schools are encouraging children of all ages to have a go at some kind of coding. This app is a great introduction.

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Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : iPad & iPhone

Description 

Designed for ages 4-8, Lightbot Junior is specifically an easier version of the popular Lightbot.
Featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.
Play as Boybot or Girlbot and solve puzzles that use game mechanics that are rooted in Computer Science concepts.
Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.
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Complete game for £1.99 , NO in app purchases.

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Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot first when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science. 

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“Parents and teachers around the world are choosing to use Lightbot when introducing their kids and students to programming, coding and Computer Science

Light-bot Junior app review android and iOS 5

It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior lets even the youngest learners get ‘coding’ within minutes!

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Get more in the Full versioin  for iPad and iPhone.

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

CodecademyCode Hour :

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Description 

This iOS app by Codecademy is great for older students key stage 3+.

This FREE app gets you started by introducing  the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code when you see it.

I really like Code Hour it is a perfect introduction to programming and learn the concepts you need to know to expand your knowledge.

You can also Learn HTML&CSS,  Javascript,  jQuery,  Python,  Ruby and PHP with Codecademy.

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JUST GET STARTED: Code Hour is the best way to go from zero to programming. We show you easy examples of code and you learn how it works and powers the web.

TAP TO TRAIN: Use your iPhone or iPad for what it’s good for – quick, fun exercises on the go. Program when you get home and stay fresh by reviewing on the go.

APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN: Make a webpage with your own photo, bio, and more and share it with your friends.

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CREATE THE FUTURE: Programming underpins apps, websites, games, and more. Learn to create them all with Codecademy!

Learn to code interactively, for free, Students and teachers can track their learning and progress.

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Move The Turtle: iPhone & iPad

Move The Turtle iPhone & iPad learnig code for kids 6

Description 

Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!

Move The Turtle is an educational application suitable for young learners teaching children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.

Move the Turtle is friendly Turtle that will introduce you and your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment.

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You and your child will learn how:

To plan complex activities composed of simple elements
How to reuse previously completed work.

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Programming is about more than completing tasks, it is also about implementing your own ideas using your imagination.

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Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming.
Challenges and rewards keep children (with parents’ assistance) & teenagers (on their own) engaged!

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Learn how  to use graphics, spatial orientation and sound in programming.

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You have the opportunity to create your own programs from scratch or based on our inspiring examples.

Move The Turtle iPhone & iPad learnig code for kids

Looks great on the iPad and compatible with iPhone, worth the £1.99. Give it a go, your love it too!

KineScript : iPad

Description 

KineScript is a great colourful app for learning  visual programming.  Children and beginners can learn coding and share there work.

Easily It’s easy to make a scene,  built-in sprite characters, stage images and sounds library.

Drag a script and build the script block to control the flow and to change the behaviour. You can build animations, games and stories easily to share them by email.

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The library contains many other artist’s works; free sound clips and clip arts specially from openclipart community.

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Built-in characters, stage images and sounds library.
Support user defined variable.
Built-in script palettes;

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Character controls and animation functions, stage controls, if/while conditions, sub-routine,
math operations, sound controls, coloured-tracing and particle effects.

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Script inspector to change the number, colour, math operations and change a sprite or sound easily.
Dragging a script to easily to attach or detach to build block to work.

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Support full screen player window to run or to edit the scene.
Export to email and import from it.

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Includes easy how to guide.
Sound recoding.
Sample project included.

Cato’s Hike (lite) : iPhone & iPad

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Description 

Cato’s Hike is a game for the iPhone & iPad teaching  young children and beginners basic programming skills.Younger students will enjoy solving levels using simple coding techniques while older students will be able to use advanced concepts.

Learning to use loops and branching as well as even more advanced concepts such as basic stack or memory. The LITE version is more that enough encourage the young and beginners to start learning whilst encouraging them to progress further.

Cato is a little boy who just like every little boy likes to go out and play. One fine day Cato was playing outside when a portal to another world opened up in front of him; a portal to another world!

Cato stepped through and discovered that this world unlike his own didn’t follow the same rules. Every time he tried to take a step or an action he’d find himself stuck in place. Stuck that is until he finally discovered the rules in this universe: by writing a program for himself he would be able to overcome all obstacles and learn something new along the way!

learning Code for Kids” loves the “Lite” version. It is colourful and keeps the user engaged.

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This is the Lite version, and includes the tutorial world and the *FULL* map editor with sandbox mode so you can create your own little worlds and puzzles.  Play them, challenge your friends and family.

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* Simple programming interface using beautiful cards with pictures
* 59 levels and 10 tutorials (always working to add more!)
* Powerful map editor so you can create your own maps and puzzles and share with friends
* Preview your maps directly in the map editor to save time and test out your maps more quickly!

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* Saves program progress so you can pick up at any time and iteratively develop
* Email your puzzle solutions to share your genius with others
* Beautiful artwork and amusing sound effects and music
* A manual to help guide parents and more interested users

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* Puzzles ranging from easy to hard to teach different programming concepts without trying to force them
* Loops, branches and if/else, and simple memory using colored flags are the main tools used to introduce programming
* Emailed maps include gorgeous screenshot of what you are sending so your friends know what to expect

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The full version of the game unlocks the rest of the worlds and allows you to  share your programs and maps.

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* Cato’s Hike teaches children (ages 5+) the essentials of programming and how to think about solving complex problems
* The challenges in there are solvable easily by children of all ages but more nuanced and complex solutions should challenge teenagers and parents alike!

Leo & Pals 2D Shapes : iPhone & iPad

Description 

Join Leo and his pals in the jungle in these fun games to help your child learn about shapes and colour.

With friendly audio to guide your child through each game they’ll be able to play independently as well as with you.

With certificates for every game your child will be able to show their progress and even print a copy using AirPrint to hang on their wall or colour in themselves.

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Leo and his pals each have a game:

* Join Leo the Lion to learn shape names.
* Join Marvin the Monkey to pick a pair of matching shapes.
* Join Jerry the Giraffe to learn about the properties of shapes.

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Leo also teachers your child all about the different properties of shapes in the Learn section of the app.

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With 3 levels the game can be set to your child’s level of understanding, and can grow as they do.

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In the grown-ups section there is more information about the games and Leo and Pals as well as a selection of worksheets that can be printed using AirPrint and used outside of the app to consolidate the children’s learning.

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Implements key parts of the UK national curriculum at foundation and key stage 1, also implements parts of the US common core state standards.

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Find out more from the Developers of Leo and Pals 2d.

Have fun while your learn.

Lightbot Jr 4+ Coding Puzzles : Android

LightBot Jr review

Description

Lightbot Junior is specifically designed for ages 4-8, and is an easier version of the popular Lightbot: featuring a gentler learning curve and less complex puzzles.

It’s never too early to start programming! Lightbot Junior gets your little ones ‘coding’ within minutes!Lightbot Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.

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Junior lets players gain a practical understanding of basic concepts like writing instructions, debugging problems, simple procedures and loops, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels.
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Teachers worldwide are choosing Lightbot first out of other games and software when introducing their students to programming.Lightbot Junior features 42 levels

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My son loves it! It’s simple enough for my five year old and he’s so proud of himself. He loves watching the little robot go the way he tells it to. I know this isn’t “real” coding but it’s prepping him to think properly to be able to code in a few years, after he’s mastered reading and writing. Best of all (for me), the app didn’t work n my tablet when I bought it so I wrote to the developer. I got a quick response that they were working on it and they kept me up to date as they fixed the problem. Their customer support is appreciated.”

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Sweet little app Would rate it 5*, but I second Róbert Belán in that I would like the robot to have a slow execution speed so my 3yo son manages to follow its moves and understand what’s happening. Maybe add a “Step by Step” button, which will make the robot execute each step of the sequence only when pressed. Or maybe even show the icon for its current action above his head or anywhere in the main area of the screen. I’m sure you can think of a way to help the youngest better understand what’s happening. Thanks!”

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My 6yo loves this app He’s working his way through the app and loves it. This sort of game teaches logical thinking, planning and even spatial orientation. Thoroughly recommended.”

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