Code Adventures: Coding Puzzles For Kids

Category: Computer Science

Ages: 7-11 11-14
Price: Android - Paid iPhone/iPad - Paid

Code Adventures: Coding Puzzles for Kids is a unique application that is suitable for ages 6 and above that focuses on child-friendly computer coding puzzles. This beautifully designed app features: challenging puzzles whilst learning how to program, fascinating visuals, humorous sounds and lovable characters as well as 30 well-crafted levels. This application is free from in-app purchases and free from in-app adverts

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Teacher Review

Upon opening the application, the user is greeted with the developer’s splash logo followed by a delightfully presented ‘home screen’. 
 
This ‘home screen’ includes an option for different languages, an app information button where the developers can be contacted (please note that this has a parental lock), a sound mute button and a rewards or trophy button where the user can track progress. 
 
This enchanting game takes the first steps into basic computer coding with Aurora – a cute purple fuzz ball. The objective of the app is to get Aurora home by completing the 30 levels of puzzles. The application works through various levels including basics, functions, conditionals and loops. Children will need to put the commands into the right order, so to practice sequencing. They also will discover the need to repeat commands to move the character around the screen, since each move only takes it one unit in any direction. Every few levels, a new command is introduced, increasing the complexity of the task and the number of steps necessary to accomplish it. 
 
Once entering a level, the ‘play screen’ is shown, this includes some really nice graphics that children will find very appealing. The menus on the left allow the child to place the functions from the bottom of the screen into a command box to get our lovable fuzz ball Aurora to the rotating coloured home portal. The ‘play button’ enables the user to view the sequence. We love the fact that you can do this as many times as possible without a time limit. The app really allows the child to experiment and solve the puzzles at their own pace. The screen also offers an optional ‘grid overlay’ that helps with steps and distance. The coding and commands are very easy to edit and erase. The app includes a nice selection of hints via the ‘question mark’ button, which should prevent youngsters from becoming hopelessly stuck as they build the skills to complete all levels. We did find that some children really struggled to pass a level and required either a further hint or a chance to skip this level so they could move onto the next. The app plays easier on a mobile tablet rather than a mobile device as some of the icons are quite small. Each level also has a scoring star system that rewards you on your performance. These can be seen in the ‘Level Mapping’ screen. 
 
A nice touch by the developers is the ‘certificate icon’ at the bottom of the ‘Level Mapping screen’. This shows the progress of the child as a personalised certificate. Children can write their name and get a special personalised certificate which can be downloaded when they complete at least 65 % of the game. They developers could consider including a leader board scoring feature to promote competition within the classroom with multiple users. 
 
This application is seamless and even those children who will never program a real computer will benefit from the app because it makes learning a fun based activity and nurtures logical thinking and sequencing. Code Adventure is not only challenging but also highly entertaining and addictive. Coding can often be very difficult to teach, especially for younger children, and this application really helps by introducing difficult concepts such as loops, conditionals and functions in a simple way. 
Code Adventures: Coding Puzzles for Kids is by far one of the best visual coding applications for children and comes highly recommended by the EducationalAppstore.com 

From the Developer

Embark on a magical adventure of coding, learning and fun! Sharpen your logic and elevate your problem solving skills with this brain-challenging game adored by kids and parents alike! Aesthetically rich and carefully designed child-friendly puzzles structured in 5 basic programming categories guarantee hours of mind-teasing entertainment.

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• Featured By Apple in over 150 countries in Educational and Puzzle categories
• Rated 'Best of the Best' by Best Apps For Kids
• Certified by Educational App Store

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Parents all around the world use Code Adventures to inspire their kids and spark in them a long-lasting interest in coding and science. Created with the help and input of educators and tested in schools, this game succeeds in teaching not only the basics of programming but also boosts logical thinking, problem solving, patience, persistence and self-confidence.

THE GAME

Take the exciting first steps in coding and delve into the world of Aurora - an utterly lovable fuzzball that needs your help to get back home. Train your brain and solve tricky spatial puzzles using only programming commands. Guide Aurora through fascinating colorful levels each of them presenting an even greater logical challenge. Different puzzle elements like flying platforms, movable bridges, ladders and portals are gradually introduced making programming even more fun. The game's beautiful graphics, sounds and humorous messages keep kids focused on the learning process.

Main features:
• Solve challenging puzzles while learning how to program
• Non-violent educational game suitable for kids, parents and teachers
• Fascinating visuals, humorous sounds and lovable characters
• Child-friendly environment with no in-app purchases and no ads
• 30 well-crafted levels and more to come

WHO CAN PLAY

Code Adventures is designed for everyone to enjoy - from kids to teens to adults. Even players with no interests in programming can benefit greatly by improving crucial skills.

• Suitable for children aged 6+
• Suitable for adults with interests in programming or brain-challenging puzzles
• Great opportunity for parents to bond with their kids and spark in them interests in STEM related subjects

HIGH EDUCATIONAL VALUE

Children have astounding capacity and infinite curiosity for learning new things. More often than not they are even better than adults at grasping complex concepts like algorithms and procedures. Getting familiar with software technology becomes more important each day in preparing your kid for the jobs of tomorrow.
Code Adventures teaches the basics of every modern programming language in an amusing, positive and lovable environment.

You will learn basic principles such as:
• Order of operations
• Functions
• Lists
• Goto and Wait statements
• Loops
• Conditionals

Students using Code Adventures also develop valuable everyday skills. The game helps in the following ways:
• Improves logical thinking and problem solving
• Provides great mental training for the whole family
• Boosts self-confidence, rewards patience and persistence
• Develops cognitive and spatial skills
• Teaches "out of the box" thinking
• Fosters communication and curiosity

A perfect brain teaser and an amazing educational gift for your kid, Code Adventures is a must-have.
Immerse yourself into the colorful world of Aurora and see for yourself how easy it is to learn how to code!

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