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Awesome Programming for Kids

A curated list of resources for teaching kids programming.

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Last Update: Dec. 1, 2020, 6:05 a.m.

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Pre-Literate

An app that teaches young kids how to visually code interactive stories and games. A simplified version of the Scratch website, for a tablet.

A funny, pre-literate iPad game that teaches concepts for commands, parameters, loops, and conditionals.

An expensive, yet screen-free introduction to coding especially for a Montessori environment. Includes a robot and a wooden programming board with removable command pieces.

Lower Elementary

Scratch is a popular visual programming language for beginners, created by MIT. The Scratch website is a platform for kids to make interactive stories and share them with each other.

Like Scratch, but for iOS devices.

Solve puzzles with commands, loops, and conditionals. Comes in Lightbot and lightbot Jr, and a mobile app or a desktop website.

A website with interactive coding games and courses for kids. Covers a large range of ages and skill levels.

An addictive board game that builds problem solving skills and understanding of programming logic. Starts basic and moves to very advanced.

iPad app to solve problems with constraints using commands, loops, conditional statements. More difficult puzzles than Lightbot.

Upper Elementary

An online community for kids to learn anything. Programming skills listed are App Dev, Backend Dev, Frontend Dev, Game Dev, Graphic Designer, Open Sourcerer, Scratcher, Sys Admin, and Web Designer.

A series of tutorials teaching children the basics of designing and building a website with HTML and CSS.

A engaging book series that teaches programming concepts through Logo.

A series of web-based programming lessons with interactive challenges, by Khan Academy. Teaches topics like animation, game development, and web programming. Users can post questions, which get answered quickly by the community.

A monthly box subscription that teaches kids how to code.

A collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

A book that teaches problem-solving concepts in the context of programming. Sample chapters available online.

An online tutorial-game with cool music that teaches Ruby programming.

Apple's fun iPad app for learning Swift.

A suite of educational tools for kids, including online environments for game development, minecraft modding, hardware hacking, and more.