Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids

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With Hopscotch, kids can create their own programs. They write their own code, code that controls characters, using the app's drag-and-drop programming design. Kids can also add text to their programs. The character-based design of the app sets it apart from other apps. Created by the makers of Daisy the Dinosaur, Hopscotch is open-ended, meaning kids aren't writing code for characters to do specific things, another aspect that makes this game different. Kids can create what they want. Hopscotch also has a community section where kids can upload the programs they create and view programs designed by other kids. However, kids are asked not to use their real names. Parents should know that the community section is not moderated.

Price: Free Devices: iPad. Ages: 10+

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