codeSpark - Coding for Kids

In-app purchases
4.0
11.9K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

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

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

INSIDE THE APP

Kids Learning Games & Puzzles
Learn the basics of computer science by solving fun puzzles while building problem-solving and logical-thinking skills with fun educational games for kids.
Master sequencing, loops, advanced sequencing, events, and conditionals. Coding for kids is easy with codeSpark

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

Story Maker
Our coding for kids features teach you to use code to create interactive stories with speech bubbles, drawings, and music.

Game Maker
Apply concepts learned in the educational game for kids 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 coding 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 kids learning game story is moderated by our team before being published in the app to ensure the safety and privacy of all kid coders.


FEATURES:

* Kid-Safe

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

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

* Subscription app with new content every month so your child continues to learn to code.

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

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

* Supports 3 individual child profiles so each child can learn to code at their own pace.

* 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 & other ‘beginner’ programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, & Squeak.


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


DOWNLOAD & SUBSCRIPTION:

* Payment will be charged to Play Store 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.
Updated on
Jun 24, 2022

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4.0
11.9K reviews
c
May 28, 2022
I love the app! I did run into a few bugs. When writing text and using a caution emoji in that text, it would glitch and exit, when in playmode, when walking by the object I used that emoji on. Also some of the puzzle levels on the first 4 sections won't unlock. It just has a star with 22 inside it. How do I unlock those levels? And under the Pet Pals the new items I'm suppose to use throughout the days aren't showing up. Just the first 3. Other than a few bugs, I've really enjoyed this app.
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A Google user
March 10, 2020
Update: after several days, I was contacted and the bug was fixed. My child loves the app. It's educational, challenging, and fun. So I decided to purchase a year subscription. Well, I've been charged, but their app will not process the code I bought off of their website. I emailed them multiple times, different days for a week. I still can't get in and I paid for it! Very poor customer and IT service. I recommend the free trail and nothing else.
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codeSpark
March 10, 2020
Hi, Michelle! I'm so sorry that you encountered that bug. I do believe we got everything squared away for you, but if you need further assistance, please let us know. Thanks!
Kenneth Barbalace
October 15, 2020
Free trial has a trap that you have to remember to cancel before the end of the trial or you automatically get charged $79. I'm sorry but that is a shady way of doing a free trial especially when it costs so much for an app. Vendor reply misses the point of the complaint. It isn't the cost that is at issue. What is at issue is the way the free trial is implemented. You have to remember to cancel before the end of free trial if you don't like/use the app. This is good for their revenue but bad for consumers. Free trials should simply stop the app from working at the end of the trial until the individual elects to pay the subscription fee. The one star review remains for this reason. The way the free trial is implemented is bad for consumers and is shady. I was also irked that the way the free trial actually works didn't reveal itself until the app appears to be ready for the child to use and it is handed over to the child. At that point the child enters a numeric code presented to them and suddenly a google pay screen appears. This means the child is excited to try the app and the parent is left with a choice of disappointing the child or handing over Google Pay approval in hopes of being able to cancel the subscription if the app isn't to their kid's liking. That seems intentionally manipulative. If the app is so good do a clean free trial with no tricks. At the end of the seven days present a choice for the parent to pay the subscription.
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codeSpark
October 15, 2020
Hi! Home subs make it possible to keep the app free for schools & libraries while still creating new content for kid coders on a regular basis. When you started your free trial, you chose the annual subscription at a special discount. We're happy to help you with a refund if you're not happy with the app. Please contact us at Support@codeSpark.com.

What's new

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!