codeSpark Academy Coding App for Kids Subscription
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Sam's Club is offering 30 days free† of codeSpark Academy. This fun educational app teaches key programming concepts with puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, and more.
About this item
- Unlimited coding challenges
- New skills every week
- Hundreds of educational puzzles
- Unlimited access to creativity suite
- Access for up to 3 children
Club Members enjoy 20% savings on a monthly plan and Plus Members save even more.*
codeSpark Academy is the most used home coding program for kids 5-9! Our award-winning app has introduced over 30 million kids in 190 countries to the ABCs of computer science and our lovable coding characters, the Foos.
codeSpark Academy uses a patented "no words" interface to teach the basics of computer programming and essential coding skills through various interactive learning activities, including puzzles, games, step-by-step creative projects, game design, and offline printables – all of which can be monitored by parents.
“My 5-year-old does not want to stop playing this. He caught on very quickly!”
“My daughters are 6 and 8, and this is their new favorite game. Now they want to be programmers!”
* Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own games and interactive stories.
* Word-free. Anyone anywhere can play.
* Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton, and Carnegie Mellon.
* Perfect for pre-readers, ELL students, and kids with reading and focus-related challenges.
* 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.
* No commitments or hassles. Cancel at any time.
PRESS & AWARDS:
codeSpark teaches basic computer programming skills — "the ABCs of coding"— with no reading necessary - NPR
"codeSpark Academy is easy to learn, full of playful characters, and it's easy to experiment." - Children's Technology Review
"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles" - Parents' Choice Awards
*** 2020 American Association of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching
*** KAPi Awards Winner ***
*** Parents’ Choice Gold Award ***
*** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App ***
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. They’ll master core computer science concepts such as pattern recognition, problem-solving, sequencing, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals.
How can I access codeSpark Academy?
codeSpark Academy with the Foos can be downloaded on the App Store, Google Play Store, or the Amazon App Store. codeSpark Academy can also be played on a desktop in a web browser.
For which age range is codeSpark Academy best suited?
codeSpark Academy is geared toward children ages 5-9. However, kids older than 9 have a blast playing the game (they tend to go through the puzzles quickly and then spend most of their time coding levels). Kids younger than 4 can play codeSpark Academy, but they would usually need some help from a grown-up.
What does codeSpark Academy teach?
codeSpark Academy teaches kids ages 4-9 the basics of computer science. Kids learn concepts such as sequencing, loops, conditional statements, events, boolean logic & sorting, and variables.
My child is a pre-reader/ELL student/has a reading disability. Can I still use codeSpark Academy?
Yes! codeSpark Academy with The Foos does not use words to teach coding basics. Instead, the game is completely visual-based, allowing kids of all abilities to play and learn.