STEM Resources for Kids

    Tynker teaches kids how to code from first principles through to real-life coding used to make games, virtual reality applications and websites or even control robotics and electronics. Hundreds of courses let kids choose their coding interests and build their skills through fun activities which lead to building real apps. Tynker assists new users in choosing their best starting point and has options for kids aged five and above. The courses and activities are accessible through iOS, Android and multi-platform web apps. A limited free trial lets kids try out Tynker's features with a subscription unlocking the total experience, which includes two coding lessons and activities as well as creative tools for graphics and sound.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Thinkrolls Play & Code STEM is a play-based app for learning early STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. Kids practice many related skills in the app such as problem-solving, logic, sequencing and using different strategies to overcome challenges. Thinkrolls Play & Code STEM suits kids from 3 to 8 and is available only on iOS. Parents have the option of a monthly or annual subscription after a seven-day free trial. Alternatively, they and schools can buy the app for a one-off cost. If your subscription lapses, you can still access a limited set of the app's features. This review of Thinkrolls Play & Code STEM uses the full premium version.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

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