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  • New Programming Courses Released for Drones and Robots!

    New Programming Courses Released for Drones and Robots! We’re very excited to announce that we’ve released two new drone and robot courses to help kids learn to code at home in a fun, creative way. These courses...

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  • NEW! Learn Python in Jungle Run, Our First Home Python Course

    NEW! Learn Python in Jungle Run, Our First Home Python Course In Tynker’s first Python course for home users, kids can transition to Python as they solve puzzles and build fun games. Jungle Run is...

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  • Ana, Future NASA Robot Engineer, Loves Coding with Tynker

    Ana, Future NASA Robot Engineer, Loves Coding with Tynker Ana is an 11-year-old from Zaragoza, Spain who loves to code with Tynker. We interviewed Ana and her two brothers Jorge and Antonino about the awesome...

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  • Meet Paige: Artist, Animal Lover, and Coder

    Meet Paige: Artist, Animal Lover, and Coder Paige is an 11-year-old from Bow, Washington who has published some truly delightful projects to the Tynker community, many of which involve taking care of animals and beautiful...

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  • Why My Child Is Learning to Code

    Why My Child Is Learning to Code Over the past few months, we’ve talked to dozens of parents whose children are learning to code with Tynker. Over and over again, we heard the same concern:...

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  • What are Minecraft Mods? A Short Guide for Parents

    Minecraft Modding: What Parents Need to Know I’m sure your kids talk about Minecraft and modding non-stop. But what is Minecraft modding? What are the problems with traditional modding? And what are your kids learning...

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  • Program Your Own Fireworks Show in Minecraft

    Program Your Own Fireworks Show in Minecraft This 4th of July, use coding to safely shoot off fireworks from the comfort of your computer! With Tynker’s Minecraft modding, you can create a simple mod where...

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  • Bryce Tynkers to Inspire Other Makers

    Bryce Tynkers to Inspire Other Makers Bryce is 8 years old and he lives in Overland Park, Kansas. We loved his Minecraft-themed Tynker projects, so we asked him to talk to us about why he codes...

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  • For Christopher, Coding Is a Way to Bring Joy to Others

    For Christopher, Coding Is a Way to Bring Joy to Others Christopher is a 10-year-old from Cupertino, California who published some amazing projects to the Tynker community, including his own version of the popular Cookie...

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  • Code with Your Child for Father’s Day

    Code with Your Child for Father’s Day Father’s Day is a great time for your kids to spend quality time with their father or other important role models or mentors in their lives. Together, they can...

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  • 6 Fun Ways to Start Coding with Tynker this Summer

    6 Fun Ways to Start Coding with Tynker this Summer It can be expensive and stressful to keep kids engaged and learning over the summer. Coding is a great way for your child to explore a...

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  • Meet Kira: Artist, Harry Potter Fan, Animal Lover, and Coder

    Meet Kira: Artist, Harry Potter Fan, Animal Lover, and Coder Kira is 13 and she lives in St. Clairsville, Ohio. She combines her artistic and coding talents with her love of animals and pop culture...

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  • Meet Lindsay, a Coder and Future Teacher

    Meet Lindsay, a Coder and Future Teacher Lindsay is an 11-year-old who lives in Zimmerman, Minnesota and loves coding with Tynker. Learn more about Lindsay! What are your hobbies? I play basketball and I do the iPad. I also...

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  • For Dea, Coding Is About Expressing Her Imagination

    For Dea, Coding Is About Expressing Her Imagination Dea is a 7-year-old from Newton, Massachusetts and one of our Featured Makers. We noticed that she was making some amazing coding projects in Tynker with beautiful hand-drawn animations, so...

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  • What do coding and cooking have in common? Ask Ryan!

    What do coding and cooking have in common? Ask Ryan! Meet Ryan, an 11-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio and one of our Featured Makers. He’s published some amazing projects to the Tynker community, so we sat...

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  • Reasons to Code, According to Nine Young Coders

    Reasons to Code, According to Nine Young Coders Across the country, legislators and prominent entrepeneurs have been calling for all kids to learn to code. They cite the importance of computational thinking and the demand for...

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  • Learn about Antimatter from Andy

    Learn about Antimatter from Andy Andy is a 4th grader in Minnesota. He’s made some really advanced projects in Tynker and wants to be a programmer when he grows up. He loves coding and building...

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  • Meet Our Community of Makers

    Meet Our Community of Makers Over the past few months, we’ve seen an incredible “maker” community spring up among our users. They share amazing coding projects, remix what others are making, and even create lessons...

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  • Playful Learning with Drones

    Playful Learning with Drones Whether for a birthday, the holidays, or just for fun, a drone is the ultimate gift for kids. Controlling a drone and making it take off and perform stunts is absolutely exhilarating. With...

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  • Why Coding?

    Why Coding? There’s been a lot of buzz about kids learning to code lately. This year, almost 200 million students around the world were exposed to coding through the Hour of Code event. And over...

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  • How Can Coding Improve Your Child’s Writing Skills?

      When they learn to code and create digital storytelling projects, children acquire skills that improve their writing, and they have fun in the process. Coding is a New Medium for Imaginative Storytelling A writer’s...

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  • Girls are Coding — And Loving it!

    “There’s always a block for what you want.” “Makes me feel free to make what I want to have fun.” “It’s just fun. I don’t get stressed out.” Kami is a 6th grader who’s been programming with Tynker. “Tynker...

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  • Learning To Code Develops Creativity in Kids

    Learning To Code Develops Creativity in Kids Casey stares at his computer screen, carefully calculating his next move. As part of a school science project to create a simulation of the Earth’s tides, he has...

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  • Tynker Gets More Kids (and Girls!) to Code

    If you ask an average 10 year old if she wants to learn programming, the answer will quite possibly be “no”.  However, when kids realize that programming is fun and rewarding, and not hard and...

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