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Have you caught World Cup fever yet? With matches beginning in November, excitement is high all around the world. As part of the celebrations, Tynker from BYJU’s has teamed up with FIFA to promote kids coding in an all new way.

When you play a match in BYJU’S Coding Cup, your team runs on code that you write! Can you code a smarter soccer team? You’ll learn a lot more by practicing and playing and of course — scoring! Anyone of any age or skill level can play for free. This is a perfect way for your child to start their love of coding!

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The #1 Coding Program for Kids and Teens

Tynker powers the creativity of over 60 million students and serves thousands of schools and educators worldwide.

Our interactive story-based learning allows kids and teens to learn the basics with easy block-based coding challenges before seamlessly transitioning to real-world text-based languages like JavaScript and Python.

With 70+ award-winning courses, there’s a learning path for every student, no matter their age or level. We have over 5,000 lessons, backed by hundreds of built-in tutorials, hands-on projects and interactive assessments.

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Tynker benefits for Parents

Parents

Coding plays a pivotal role in our daily lives from cars and coffee makers to life-changing advancements in medicine, environmental conservation, space exploration, and much more.

At Tynker, we teach kids and teens to code through both our self-paced, game-like courses and our subscriptions plans start kids off with personalized coaching sessions. We guide children along the path to coding certification for all ages and skill levels. Our proven methodology will advance to real-world Python, Web Dev, Data Science and more!

Select the option that’s best for your child!

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Tynker benefits for Teachers

Educators

Join over 100,000 schools that use Tynker to engage students with coding and connect with other educators who love to code!

Teaching coding with Tynker is as easy as 1-2-3. In just minutes, you can create a free account, set up your virtual classroom, and assign ready-made lesson plans!

Tynker empowers K-12 educators with free PD, standards-aligned curricula, cross-curricular STEM coding, AP Computer Science courses, and many great coding resources.

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3 Highly-Rated Mobile Apps for Learning Code

Download Tynker apps and learn to code on the go.

Tynker mobile apps

Tynker Junior

Tap-Tap picture coding with voice-overs. Pre-readers solve story-based puzzles and build their first programs in coding sandboxes. Ages 5-7

4.5
2,200+ reviews

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Drag-and-drop block coding with a full-featured workshop. Build games and apps, compose music and art, control smart devices, and much, much more. Ages 7-12

4.7
10,400+ reviews

Mod Creator

Drag-and-drop Minecraft modding. Design skins, blocks and items. Modify mob behaviors. Create mods and add ons. Explore worlds! Ages 7-12

4.0
3,300+ reviews

Why Should Kids and Teens Learn to Code with Tynker?

Because technology is so integrated into virtually every aspect of our lives, learning about it is more important than ever. Our coding platform makes it convenient and fun for kids and teens to gain knowledge that will serve them well throughout their lives. You can count on our trusted methods to help them develop and grow their capabilities with computers.

Tynker isn’t just for schools and coding camps, though. Parents who value STEM education and want their children to know how to code should know that our kids programming platform can be used at home, too. Tynker offers a range of solutions with icon-coding for pre-readers, block-based coding, and advanced courses in Python, JavaScript, data science, art, and image processing. There are individual and family home plans, and our online coding classes for all ages are an excellent way for them to gain the supplemental STEM skills needed for their future.

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Our methods for learning to code all are provided within a safe, moderated community that is built around encouraging students to gain confidence in their abilities and do so without fear of failure.

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I thought a game was going to be extremely hard to make, but Tynker made it really easy.

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There's so much opportunity once they understand how coding works. It's amazing to see them create incredible things themselves.

Charlotte R.
Parent | Melbourne, Australia
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Tynker has made programming fun, exciting, and simple and will help lead kids into their future.

Valerie S.
5th Grade Teacher | California, US
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Common Sense Selection: Learning 2020
Parents' Picks Awards 2022 Winner
Winner of the Academics' Choice Smart Media Award
Common Sense Selection: Learning 2020
Winner of Best App, American Association of School Librarians
Winner of the Academics' Choice Smart Media Award
Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold award
Winner of the Tillywig Brain Child award
Winner of the National Parenting Products Award
Winner of the Mom's Choice Award
Digital Education Awards 2020 Gold Award Winner
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Frequently asked questions

  • Is coding good for kids?

    We're living during a high-tech revolution, witnessing life-changing advancements in medicine, environmental conservation, and much more. At the core of all these amazing projects and discoveries is CODE. Code can be the thing that differentiates your child from peers and allows them to stand out as an asset for companies when they are looking for employment. The children who learn to code today will become the creators of the technology tomorrow. Learning how to code can help children make a major contribution to the world that they live in and make a lasting impact.

    As kids and teens learn to code, they also build essential skills like critical thinking, logic, and problem-solving. They learn to logically sequence events, create playable games, tell good stories, and model real situations. They also learn computational thinking by developing algorithmic and design thinking abilities. Learning to code has become an essential element of a child's education and an excellent way to express their creativity and imagination.

  • How do I start my child coding?

    Coding, otherwise known as programming, is a creative activity for all children. Your child might not care about writing data processing algorithms, but they might enjoy creating games, programming music, designing websites, or just playing with code. Learning to code is for everyone; you don\'t have to be good at math or a "techie" to learn how to code. Kids as young as five can learn to code and pick it up faster than most adults.

    When your kids are starting, pick a program like MIT\'s Scratch or Tynker Junior app. The visual style of these programs makes it easy for young children to learn to code. Scratch and Tynker have a graphical interface that works. Drag-and-drop code blocks snap together. Pieces of code that don\'t make computational sense won\'t fit together, making syntax errors impossible.

    Older children can learn to code with Python by building games, art, music, and more. Some programs like Tynker offer a placement test to set your child on the right track for their age and experience level.

  • What age is best to introduce coding to kids?

    Every child learns at their own pace. They can learn different subjects at varying rates and ways. Experts believe that children should learn coding at an early age. According to MIT, the best age for kids to start learning coding languages such as Scratch Jr or Tynker Jr is from 5 to 7. Many programs allow your children to progress at their own pace or hire an instructor to help them move along.

    With Tynker, a placement test will place your child on the correct path based on age and skill level, and Tynker supports children up to age 18 with real-world text languages like Python and JavaScript. Children progress to more difficult coding courses with the support of interactive tutorials and video instructions at their own pace.

  • Which is the best coding for kids program?

    With so many great services available, learning to code has never been easier! For example, Scratch and Tynker provide innovative visual coding languages that make coding fun. Coding is a great way to broaden your child's worldview and develop their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Here are a few options to review:

    Game-based learning - Game-based platforms such as Tynker and the challenges on Code.org motivate kids to use code to complete game levels.

    Independent learning with Scratch - Scratch from MIT is a great way of getting started with code. Although they don't have courses, there's a vibrant community to learn from.

    Online courses - Enroll in a Python or JavaScript course on Codecademy or Tynker or learn to code with Processing on Khan Academy. Tynker offers advanced courses like Processing 1, using p5.js to introduce the foundational concepts of art and computer science.

    Build an app - Learn to build your own iOS app using Swift. Start with these Swift resources and get the Swift Playgrounds app by Apple.

    Use a book - Learn by following along with books like Mission Python, Super Scratch Programming Adventure, or Coding with Minecraft. Tynker has three super-informative Coding eBooks, including Code These Games and Code This Art.

  • Why is coding needed?

    Coding is the method of giving a computer instructions to perform a specific task. You may also hear coding referred to as software programming or computer programming. These instructions are communicated using a language that computers can understand, like visual blocks, JavaScript and Python.

    Code lays the groundwork for our world's technology, from microprocessors in everyday items like refrigerators and water heaters to sophisticated programs that run our cars and buildings. Learning to code is a great opportunity for children of all ages to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, while building the necessary focus and organization to see projects through to completion.

    Coding usually begins with drag-and-drop visual programming in which children connect blocks together to make programs. Visual programming teaches the fundamental concepts without typing or syntax by placing the focus on the logic behind the code. Once they've learned the basics, children can transition to real-world programming languages like Python, JavaScript, and C.

    From online coding courses and games to offline learning, from in-person coding instruction to live online tutoring, there are endless coding resources available. The best coding platforms and programs like Scratch, Code.org and Tynker give children of all ages and experience levels the ability to code while making the process fun and engaging.

  • Why should we use Tynker coding for kids?

    Tynker is the world’s number one coding platform for children ages 5 to 18 for a reason—it works! Tynker powers the creativity of over 60 million students and serves thousands of schools and educators worldwide.

    Tynker’s award-winning, gamified courses and activities encourage kids to complete projects as they have fun, allowing them to progress from novices to experts using languages like Python. Tynker’s interactive lessons have built-in tutorials for all ages and skill levels. Our highly-rated mobile app (4.7 stars) lets students take Tynker on the go. Learning how to code with Tynker unlocks and empowers children’s creativity, teaching them life-long skills they can use today and into the future.

  • How do I teach my 7 year old code?

    Learning to code is for everyone; you don't have to be good at math or a "techie" to learn how to code. Kids as young as five can learn to code and pick it up faster than most adults. Tynker Junior is a fun, interactive way to spark your kid's interest in coding. Kids (ages 5-7) learn coding basics by connecting picture blocks to move their characters. Tynker's immersive game-like coding courses and interactive lessons with built-in tutorials are perfect for beginners 5+ through experts 18+.

  • What options are there for coding for teens?

    Code.org has a year-long course in Computer Science Principles that introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.

    Tynker has courses that align with subject standards like CCSS-ELA, CCSS-Math, NGSS and CS standards such as CSTA, ISTE, CA CS, UK National Curriculum, and several state-level standards like TEKS.

    Additionally, Tynker's AP courses align with AP Curriculum Framework Standards: AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework 2020-2021 and AP Computer Science A Course and Exam Description, Effective 2020.

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