codeSpark Academy Kids Coding 4+

Programming Games and Puzzles

codeSpark

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 27.5K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

codeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app for kids ages 5-10. We have hundreds of activities and games designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science and introduce them to the world of STEM.

“codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — ‘the ABCs of coding’— with no reading necessary.” - NPR

"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles." - Parents' Choice Awards

The LEGO Foundation - Pioneer RE-Imagining Learning & Re-Defining Play
Children’s Technology Review - Editor’s Choice Award
Parent’s Choice Award - Gold Medal
American Association of School Librarians - Best App for Teaching & Learning
Apple – Editor’s Choice, Top Educational App & more

“My daughters are 6 and 8 and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!”



WHAT’S INSIDE THE APP:



Puzzles
Learn the basics of computer science by solving fun puzzles while building problem-solving and logical-thinking skills.
Master sequencing, loops, advanced sequencing, events, and conditionals.



Explore
Apply and expand your coding knowledge with fun coding and logical thinking challenges and games.
Teaches concepts such as boolean logic, automation, variables and inequalities, and stacks and queues.



Story Maker
Use code to create interactive stories with speech bubbles, drawings, and music.



Game Maker
Apply concepts learned in the app to code your very own arcade-style games.
Use our Remixing feature to see how other games were coded and even put your own spin on them.



Adventure Game
Combine storytelling and game design to create unique games and stories in a fantasy setting for other kid coders to play.
Use advanced coding concepts to make trees move, build fortresses, and more.



Kid-Safe Community

Every story is moderated by our team before being published in the app to ensure the safety and privacy of all kid coders.




KEY FEATURES:



* Kid-Safe

* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own games and interactive stories.

* Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress.

* Subscription app with new content every month.

* Word-free. Perfect for beginner coders and pre-readers! Anyone, anywhere can start coding!

* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon.

* Supports 3 individual child profiles.

* No collection of your child’s private data.

* No advertising or micro-transactions.

* No written communication between players or external parties.

* Cancel at any time.




EDUCATIONAL CONTENT:



codeSpark Academy is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from Carnegie Mellon University and other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.




Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play and is perfect for beginner coders and pre-readers. Kids will master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.




DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION:



* Payment will be charged to iTunes Account

* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period

* Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period

* Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase

* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable



Privacy Policy: https://codespark.com/privacy

Terms of Use: https://codespark.com/terms




ABOUT CODESPARK:

codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.

What’s New

Version 3.08.00

Tons of new ways to code with custom parameters. The Backpack parameter is now included for the Shout, ChangeInto, and Create commands, as well as the WhenItHears event. That means hundreds of new code combinations are possible!



Bug fixes and memory optimizations galore to keep kids in and coding.



Now featuring language support for Indonesian and Filipino!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27.5K Ratings

27.5K Ratings

KR617 ,

Wonderful App with Top Notch Customer Service

I cannot say enough great things about this app and company! My kids LOVE it so much! They play alone or together, sometimes on a video call with friends so they can share screens and work on designing levels together; which has been a great way to stay connected while physical distancing. I contacted customer service with a log in issue and it was quickly resolved. But then once logged back in, my kids’ profiles were gone. Sandra went through 1,000s of emails and found that I had unknowingly created two accounts, one of which I entered my email wrong. She took so much time just to recover the lost profiles with all of my kids’ levels they had made. I cannot tell you how wonderful she was!!! She was beyond kind and patient with me while resolving the mistake I had made. My daughter screamed in excitement when her profile was found! I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about this app and company!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your kind review! Everyone here at Team codeSpark is very excited that your daughter has her much-loved profile back and we can't wait to see what she creates with her friends and siblings next!

Anj991991 ,

Veeeeeeeeerrrrrrry fun, but a few things. PLEASE READ!

Hi, I’m Bilal you see, What I love about this game is that ITS ALWAYS 💡and a few days later 💡! Now you see, YOU HAVE TO FIX THESE ANNOYING BUGS!!!!!! By the 5th or 6th I go back into edit into edit mode the characters sometimes hold their hands out wide like the way they look when you tap on the backpack button it makes me annoyed and even makes me shudder sometimes. Also I know Codespark is supposed to help make girls feel more supported but it’s going to far. Like on splash clash, why is red considered the bad team on splash clash, AND WHY ARE BOYS SHOWED AS THE RED TEAM!!!!!!!!! AND WHY ARE THE GIRLS ON THE BLUE TEAM?!?! which by the way is team blue. Also just between you and me, can you, I got this game a bit late from when you had that sale with Foopid, Pigsy, And Gerty, so can you pleeeeease pleeeeeeease give me those two Foos, and if not, at least tell me your having a sale with Gerty next Fooloween, if so my so, please go to profile, Miyu waddlehop.

Developer Response ,

Wow! Thanks so much for the Foo-tastic review and amazing suggestions. Keep up the Foo-tastic coding!

Starlight_sno ,

I just want to learn

Hello, I’m 14 and my school doesn’t have any classes or really anything on coding and I would love to learn how and where to start and all that, so I took it upon myself to learn how. I saw an ad for this and hoped for the best. I downloaded it and apparently you must pay monthly for this. I understand it’s how they make their money and what-not but I’m only 14 and, of course, can’t do monthly payments especially since my parents are both poor and against the idea of learning from something other than what the school teaches us. I haven’t actually done any lessons or anything because I would have to pay which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1 because the lessons could be amazing an work really well but I’m pretty sure and kid who actually wants to learn and not be forced to do something like this by their parents or school would love it if their were a stripped down version of the app that one could use and learn to do at least simple coding would be greatly appreciated by anyone looking to learn who might not be able to pay because of the situation their in. Besides, shouldn’t education be free? Especially for kids who want to learn?

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Our app is geared more towards younger learners, ages 4-10, and is free for public schools, non-profit organizations, and libraries. If you'd like some coding resources tailored more for your age, please check out Code.org. They're a great place to get started!

App Privacy

The developer, codeSpark, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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