codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids

codeSpark Academy with The Foos - coding for kids

By codeSpark

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Current Version: 2.09.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 154.21 MB
  • Developer: codeSpark
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,091 Ratings


codeSpark Academy with The Foos is the #1 learn to code program for kids 4-9! This award-winning app has been downloaded and played by over 4 million kids in 201 countries. codeSpark Academy teaches the basics of computer programming through a variety of 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!” KEY FEATURES: * Kids learn key programming concepts and use them to code their own projects in the Game Maker. * Personalized daily activities based on your child’s progress. * New content every month. * Curriculum developed based on collaboration with and research from MIT, Princeton and Carnegie Mellon. * Word-free. Anyone, anywhere can play. * 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 and you can 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 *** 2016 American Association of School Librarians - Best Apps for Teaching and Learning *** 2016 Kidscreen Awards - Best Learning App for Kids *** *** 2016 KAPi Awards – Best App or Product for Younger Children *** *** 2015 Parents’ Choice — Gold Medal *** *** Apple Editor’s Choice & Top Educational App *** EDUCATIONAL CONTENT: 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. Our creative space Foo Studio allows kids to put programming concepts to work by making video games and programming interactive stories. Creations can then be played and remixed by other coders around the globe. DOWNLOAD AND SUBSCRIPTION: * Download and try for free. Trial offers the full codeSpark Academy experience for a limited time. Subscription is $7.99/month. * Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase * Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period * Account will be charged $7.99 for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period * Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase * Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: FOR EDUCATORS: codeSpark Academy is FREE for teachers, librarians, and verified non-profit educational institutions. codeSpark Academy was voted top choice by teachers and librarians for introducing computer science in elementary schools. Additionally our FREE teacher dashboard allows educators to track student progress and turn on and off parts of the app. ABOUT CODESPARK: codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 200 countries by turning programming into play.



  • Bait-and-switch

    By darktaco
    This app used to be free, then they started charging an unreasonable fee for previously free content on the same app. I understand developers need compensation, but they could have found a way less alienating to their customer base. I would gladly buy this app if it were a paid app, but the price they ask is criminal. Update: the developer reached out to me and I respect that. It's a good app that I liked using. I can't support the price they ask, though. The monthly fee is still much too high for what the app offers. It's a good app for teaching logic, though there are cheaper apps such as lightbot and hopscotch that cover similar concepts for a fraction of the cost.
  • Fun game

    By Killerkat111
    Great game
  • No thanks.

    By FromTh3nOn
    $8 a month for a child's app. No thanks.
  • "Free" App

    By WinglessBanana
    You have to pay for the app after like a week "free trial" - with no other option(s). 0/10. Will not download this trash again. Don't lie to a potential customer.
  • Log in issues

    By Matt96b
    I've been trying to log on to this game for two days but no matter what I do it gives errors. Password has been reset multiple times and written down separately to confirm it was being entered correctly yet it still does not work. Daughter loves the game but currently cannot play. Update: After uninstalling and reinstalling the game, it appears the issue has been cleared. Thank you for the response.
  • So so awesome

    By Zahra jane
    I love the game the Foos and I love that you are able to make a little game.
  • Great learning tool

    By Nataliehaus
    My kids love this game! We've got a 9 year old who has reached the end, though (may need additional content for older or more advanced kids). Our five and seven year olds are making quick progress as well. They beg to play so we use it as a reward for good behavior!
  • Creative Coding Course

    By Aveela
    Students in my school have awoken their creativity through the Foos Academy course units and, in the end, creation of their own games to share with classmates. Outstanding method for introducing basic coding skills and understanding how computers 'think'. Please keep growing and adding to Fooville and the Foos!
  • Subscription required

    By Gourmetmba
    This app costs $7.99/month. I don't even want to try it if it's going to cost that much. What if I just want a basic introduction to coding for my kid who has never done it before and will just use the program a few minutes a week? Why not just price out individual modules as in app purchases?
  • Good

    By XXDD_SUP friend me