codeSpark - Coding for Kids

In-app purchases
3.9
12K 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 & kids learning games designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science & 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

INSIDE THE APP

Kids Learning Games & Puzzles
Educational games for kids: Solve puzzles & play coding games while building problem-solving & logical-thinking skills with educational games for kids. Programming games help children learn coding, master sequencing, loops, advanced sequencing, events, & conditionals. Coding for kids is fun with codeSpark!

Explore
Learn programming, apply & expand coding knowledge with coding games, logical thinking challenges & educational games for kids. codeSpark’s programming games teach boolean logic, automation, variables & inequalities, stacks & queues to help you learn coding.

Story Maker
codeSpark is more than just educational games for kids. Our coding for kids features teach children to create interactive stories with speech bubbles, drawings & music.

Game Maker
Learn about programming games & apply concepts from codeSpark’s educational game for kids app to code your own games. Use our Remixing feature to see how other games were coded & put your own spin on them.

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

Kid-Safe Community
Every kids learning game story is moderated by before being published to ensure the safety & privacy of all kid coders. You can let your kids play programming games knowing they’re safe at every step.


FEATURES:

* Kid-Safe
* Kids learn programming concepts through coding games & use them to code their own games & interactive stories
* Personalized daily activities & coding games
* Subscription app with new content every month so your child continues to learn to code
* Word-free coding games. Perfect for beginner coders & pre-readers! Anyone, anywhere can learn programming & 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.

Word-free interfaces allow anyone to play & are 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
Updated on
Jul 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy
3.9
12K 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

-Fantasy Items in StoryCoder! Will you defend the kingdom from villainous threats or harness the power of darkness for yourself? When you code with new Fantasy Items in StoryCoder, you decide
-Sign In with Apple is now available
-Improvements and updates to make getting started with live classes even easier
-Bug fixes and memory optimizations.