With tech continuing its run as one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, the ability to code is becoming a must-have skill on your child’s 21st century resume, one that can transform them from consumer to creator.
Meanwhile, learning to code with these text languages will also significantly increase their performance at school, developing their focus, critical thinking, problem-solving, and resolve to complete tasks.
Tynker is the World’s #1 Coding Platform for Kids and Teens
Tynker offers everything your child needs to quickly and easily learn text-based languages necessary for web and software development, data science, and system scripts, so they can start building their own apps, games, websites, animations, and more.
We have over 600 hours of unique coding content for ages 5-18 with more than 3,700 coding activities— all the tools and inspiration they’ll need to code their own original interactive projects. We even offer LIVE online coding classes to help them get started, learn some inside tips and tricks, and answer all their questions.
At Tynker, our approach is to introduce computer programming to kids through story-driven courses that make learning to code FUN. Kids become so captivated by the exciting gamified experiences that they don’t even realize they’re learning fundamental coding concepts along the way.
Tynker Makes Learning Text-Based Languages Easy!
Kids and teens can begin their coding journey wherever they feel most comfortable, depending on their age and experience level. We usually recommend beginning with our block-based visual programming language featuring self-guided courses and activities. This way, coders can transition at their own pace to today’s text-based languages, while picking up programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, and syntax.
Python— A Powerful Language That’s Easy to Learn
Python is the hammer and nails of computer programming. Its power, versatility, and ease of use make it great for beginners as well as professionals, an ideal language used in a variety of professional fields for game design, website development, data analysis, scientific analysis, artificial intelligence, computer security, and much more.
Your child will love creating browser-based games using Python and, as a parent, you’ll love that they’re learning important real-world skills that will prepare them for AP Computer Science and beyond. Have them try Jungle Run, our first Python course for home users, in which they’ll solve puzzles and build fun games while learning the creative and analytical parts of coding.
HTML & CSS — Design Your Own Website
With Tynker, your child will learn how to make and host their own website using the two standard web languages — HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). They’ll use basic elements to control page layout and style and then gradually expand their skills to build posters, a photo gallery, and even their own Instagram clone.
Our Web Dev Course includes 10 modules containing multiple activities, tutorials, quizzes, and DIY projects to guide young coders while they learn about headings and images, lists, hyperlinks, containers, tables and media, styling, pixel art, photo galleries, and pictograms.
By the end of this course, your child will be able to come up with an idea for a game and take it through the entire design and implementation process. This is what makes Tynker so successful. Our coders are motivated to learn because they can bring their imagination to life!
Tynker Code Editor — A Web-Based WYSIWYG Editor
If they’re starting with HTML programming, they can begin with templates from the Web Elements and Layouts directories that demonstrate the use of basic web features such as lists, paragraphs, hyperlinks, images, and various text layouts on a page.
How to get started:
- Create a Tynker account.
- Try Toxic Jungle for FREE and save floating islands from the toxic haze.
- Once you’ve purchased a plan, complete the Python 1 course.
- Tynker Code Editor – A web-based environment for Python coding
- Python 1 – A game-based introduction to Python (ages 12+).
- Python 2 – A real-world introduction to advanced Python (ages 13+).
- MicroPython – Program the Internet of Things using Python and a micro:bit (ages 11+).
- Intro to Web Dev – Learn HTML and CSS and build responsive web pages and web sites.
3 Great Reasons to Learn Text-Based Languages with Tynker
- Award-Winning Platform – We have over 600 hours of unique content.
- Self-Guided – Your child will learn on their own, at their own pace.
- Support – Step-by-step instructions, how-to video guides, and online classes.
*All for a fantastic price! Our annual plan breaks down to just 33 cents per day.
Now is the perfect time to unlock your child’s potential with a subscription to Tynker.
We can’t wait to see what your child will create with code!