Daisy the Dinosaur
Daisy the Dinosaur is a free app that introduces the basics for coding to Key Stage 1.
The app has simple but cute graphics with limited instructions encouraging students to explore the coding applications themselves. The app provides basic to complex coding with simple steps such as move, spin, jump and roll. Further advanced coding is featured using when and repeat commands.
A Free play mode enables the students to experiment and create their own programming sequences either with their own imagination or a set task by the teacher. The Challenge mode provides the student with 6 challenges so that they can understand the basic principles of the app.
Although this app is free it is an excellent way to introduce plain language commands.
From the Developer
Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.