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# Tynker: Coding Games for Kids

• iPhone

## Teacher Overview

The Tynker app is a good fit for kids who like puzzles and creating games, such as is done in Minecraft or Disney Infinity. If you are unclear whether you child will take to this block-method of learning to code, try the free "Candy Quest" first. If they like it, then you can purchase the additional adventures via in-app purchase, or go online for more free puzzle sets.

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## Description

Solve fun puzzles and learn to code. Simply drag & drop visual code blocks and program your characters to beat the level. The first adventure includes 20 puzzles that are free to play. Additional adventures and puzzle levels are available as in-app purchases.

Game Features:

• Arrange code blocks to beat each level
• Help characters and unlock new puzzles

After a nice day at the park, Pixel the puppy has been left behind. Can you help Pixel get home? Recognize patterns and use the correct logic and loop variations to solve each level.
** 20 Levels

LOST IN SPACE (Available as in-app purchase)
Learn more advanced programming concepts like conditional logic and apply spatial orientation skills to lead astronaut Biff to his moon base, avoiding asteroids and black holes. Develops spatial visualization and algorithmic thinking.
** 72 Levels, across 3 adventure scenarios

SKETCH RACER (Available as in-app purchase)
Program Snap the turtle to follow patterns and draw complex geometric shapes using simple commands. Reinforces basic geometry concepts while using programming to draw angles and lines.
** 48 geometric pattern puzzles

What do Children learn?
Get hooked on programming by solving puzzles that progressively build computational thinking and programming skills.

• Learn to recognize patterns
• Learn to break down a problem into smaller steps
• Be introduced to programming concepts like sequences, repetition and conditional logic
• Learn computer drawing and spatial orientation
• Learn how to debug programs

What is Tynker?
Tynker (www.tynker.com) helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, visual, intuitive and imaginative way. Tynker is used in over 8,000 schools to teach computer programming. Over 5 million kids have started coding with Tynker - building skills for future success.

Tynker is inspired by visual programming languages, such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from CMU, and other programming languages, like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.