The Fun Pathway to Coding Excellence

Learn at your own pace with 6 progressive levels, including unlimited access to over 5,000 creative learning modules. Master Python, Web Dev, Minecraft Modding, Data Science, and more! Beginners welcome. Ages 5-18.

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Common Sense Selection: Learning 2020
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Winner of the Academics' Choice Smart Media Award
Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold award
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Parents' Picks Awards 2022 Winner

Proven Path To Coding Confidence

Measurable results, periodic assessments, and progress dashboard

Ages 5-7

Build a strong foundation
  • Get started with code!
  • Solve logic problems
  • Create simple apps
  • Master coding basics

Ages 8-13

Level up coding skills
  • Build apps and games
  • Explore STEM subjects
  • Design Minecraft mods
  • Control robots, drones

Ages 14+

Learn real-world coding
  • JavaScript and Python
  • Web dev with HTML, CSS
  • Learn Data Science
  • Prep for AP Comp Science

Tynker's Award-Winning Coding Program

The Tynker coding curriculum is presented in a carefully designed program of 300 lessons in six levels to take your child from a novice to an expert coder.

Placement Test, Complete Lessons, Grow Skills, Earn Certificate, Level Up!
  1. Build a Strong Coding Foundation

    1. Programming Basics

      40 lessons, 179 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      Coding puzzles and creative sandboxes to learn coding fundamentals in a fun and intuitive way.

      40 lessons, 179 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Ordering tasks
      • Sequencing
      • Flexible sequencing
      • Building a program
      • Critical thinking
      • Computational thinking
      • Problem solving
      • Debugging
      • Repeating with loops
      • Using conditional logic
      • Composition
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    2. Create with Code

      49 lessons, 287 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      Develop original block-based programs with storytelling, game design, animation, music, math art, and more.

      49 Lessons, 287 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Coding Workshop
      • Drawing Tool
      • Sprite animation
      • MIDI Instruments
      • Interactive storytelling
      • Game design
      • Debugging
      • Designing a UI
      • Events and messaging
      • Critical thinking
      • Music composition
      • Synthesizing sounds
      • Pen drawing
      • 2D motion
      • Cartesian coordinates
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    3. Coding Proficiency

      50 lessons, 299 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      Explore computer science data structures and algorithms while building exciting physics games, utility apps, and simulations.

      50 lessons, 299 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Cloning Actors
      • Using physics
      • Parallax scrolling
      • Top-down game design
      • Platformer game design
      • Variables
      • Functions
      • Algorithmic thinking
      • Lists and data structures
      • Recursion
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    4. Modding Minecraft, Game Design & more!

      26 elective courses, 1,606 activities
      Modding Minecraft
      10 courses, 425 activities

      Learn to mod Minecraft with custom add-ons, skins, mods, blocks and items.

      Game Design
      8 courses, 512 activities

      Design arcade games, platformers, RPGs, physics games, and more.

      Art and Music
      3 courses, 329 activities

      Compose music with code, and synthesize your own instruments.

      Robotics and IoT
      5 courses, 340 activities

      Invent hardware gadgets, control LEGO robots and code your own drone.

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  2. Advance to Real-World Coding

    1. Python I - Python Fundamentals

      49 lessons, 199 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      A great introduction to Python using simple movement puzzles and bite-sized Python programs that students can code on the web.

      49 lessons, 199 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Python programming
      • Basic syntax
      • Sequencing
      • Debugging
      • Loops and patterns
      • Conditional logic
      • Nested loops
      • Conditional loops
      • Variables
      • Data types
      • Expressions
      • I/O
      • Turtle graphics
      • Python modules
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    2. Python II - Advanced Python Concepts

      53 lessons, 185 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      Explore core Python using functions, lists, dictionaries, variable scopes, classes, inheritance, data structures, and algorithms.

      53 lessons, 185 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Python programming
      • Boolean logic
      • Expressions
      • String operations
      • Functions
      • Variable scope
      • Lists
      • Dictionaries
      • Pygal
      • Data sets
      • Data science
      • Charting
      • Classes
      • Objects
      • Inheritance
      • Recursion
      • Binary Search
      • Sorting
      • Fractals
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    3. Python III - Real-world Python

      58 lessons, 199 activities 30 minutes per lesson

      Use Python modules to solve real world problems in math and science, design games, visualize data and generate interactive art.

      58 lessons, 199 activities

      Skills They'll Learn

      • Python programming
      • Interactive art
      • Image processing
      • Game design
      • Data manipulation
      • Data visualization
      • Data analysis
      • Solving equations
      • Matrix algebra
      • Processing
      • Pandas
      • Numpy
      • Sympy
      • Matplotlib
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    4. Advanced Computer Science Paths

      6 elective courses, 1,522 activities
      Image Processing and Art
      59 Lessons, 304 Activities

      Explore the work of dozens of famous masters like Warhol, Mondrian, Monet, and more — while creating artistic works on a digital canvas using p5.js.

      JavaScript and Web Dev
      23 Lessons, 266 Activities

      Build web pages with HTML and CSS and host your own web sites. Then learn JavaScript, the language of the web to build browser-based apps using JS and HTML canvas.

      AP Prep with Java
      105 Lessons. 449 Activities

      Engineer a variety of real-world solutions with Java, and be ready to take on AP Computer Science A!

      Data Science
      36 Lessons, 159 Activities

      Designed for aspiring data scientists, this pathway introduces data manipulation, analysis, and visualization using Python.

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  3. Certificates for all Ages and Levels

    1. Certifications and Outcomes

      Projects   Portfolio   Credentials

      Students will:

      • Build a solid portfolio of 100+ original projects
      • Develop the understanding to solve a wide variety of real-world problems using programming
      • Earn certificates for each level completed, as well as specializations in App Development, Game Design, Web Apps, Python Programming, and Data Mining
      Certified Tynker Developer
      Certified Python Developer

Choose a Coding Plan

Give the Gift of Code

Choose a 3-Year Self-Paced Plan

All Family Plans include up to 3 family members
Quarterly
Start Coding
$20/month

3-month access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$60 billed quarterly | recurring billing

Yearly
Progress to Multiple Levels
$15/month

1-year access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$180 billed annually | recurring billing

3-Year
Certification and Mastery
$10/month
20% OFF

3-year access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$360 for 3 years | recurring billing

50% savings over Quarterly
Quarterly
Start Coding
$30/month

3-month access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$90 billed quarterly | recurring billing

Yearly
Progress to Multiple Levels
$20/month

1-year access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$240 billed annually | recurring billing

3-Year
Certification and Mastery
$15/month
20% OFF

3-year access to all self-guided courses, from novice to expert

$540 for 3 years | recurring billing

50% savings over Quarterly
1-Year
1 account
$180
Family 1-Year
Up to 3 accounts
$240

3-Year All-Access plans include:

  • 70+ courses
  • 5,000+ activities
  • Block Coding
  • Text Coding
  • 3 Mobile Apps
  • Minecraft Modding
  • Game Design
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Web Development
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Processing (P5.JS)
  • Data Science
  • Advanced CS

Tynker is designed to progress with your child. A three year plan accelerates their coding mastery from block coding to advanced text languages.

Choose a Plan to Accelerate Your Learning

Give the Gift of Code

Choose a 3-Year Self-Paced Plan

Yearly

Progress to Multiple Levels

$15 /month $180 billed annually recurring billing
20% OFF

3-Year

Certification and Mastery

$10 /month $360 one time payment 50% savings over Quarterly

Quarterly

Start Coding

$20 /month $60 billed quarterly recurring billing

Quarterly

Start Coding

$20 /month $60 billed quarterly recurring billing

Yearly

Progress to Multiple Levels

$15 /month $180 billed annually recurring billing
20% OFF

3-Year

Certification and Mastery

$10 /month $360 one time payment 50% savings over Quarterly

Yearly

Progress to Multiple Levels

$20 /month $240 billed annually recurring billing
20% OFF

3-Year

Certification and Mastery

$15 /month $540 one time payment 50% savings over Quarterly

Quarterly

Start Coding

$30 /month $90 billed quarterly recurring billing

Quarterly

Start Coding

$30 /month $90 billed quarterly recurring billing

Yearly

Progress to Multiple Levels

$20 /month $240 billed annually recurring billing
20% OFF

3-Year

Certification and Mastery

$15 /month $540 one time payment 50% savings over Quarterly

Family 1-Year

Up to 3 accounts
$240
one time payment

1-Year

1 account
$180
one time payment

1-Year

1 account
$180
one time payment

Family 1-Year

Up to 3 accounts
$240
one time payment

All self-paced plans include:

  • Coding Mastery curriculum
  • Core and elective courses
  • 5,000+ coding Activities
  • Premium Access to 3 Mobile Apps
  • 5x Faster Skills Mastery
  • Minecraft Java Edition Server
  • Powerful Creativity Tools
  • Safe Tynker Community
  • Real world Python and JavaScript
  • Data Science
  • Image Processing
  • Pre-AP Java and more

3-Year All-Access plans include:

  • 70+ courses
  • 5,000+ activities
  • Block Coding
  • Text Coding
  • 3 Mobile Apps
  • Minecraft Modding
  • Game Design
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Web Development
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Processing (P5.JS)
  • Data Science
  • Advanced CS

Tynker is designed to progress with your child. A three year plan accelerates their coding mastery from block coding to advanced text languages.

The Tynker Approach™

Individualized learning with built-in tutorials and hands-on projects. Progress to Python coding & other languages like JavaScript.

Fun, story-based lessons & coding games

Engaging scenario-driven activities make learning to code a blast!

  • Award-winning curriculum
  • Interactive, game-like lessons
  • Independent project-building
  • Coding apps
  • Something for everyone

Empowering creativity tools

Easy-to-use tools let kids create anything they can imagine with code from Minecraft modding to creative coding art, music and more!.

Code Editors

Paint Editor

Animation Tool

Physics Engines

Game Builders

Character Creators

3d modeling Minecraft

Synthesizers

Turtle Pen Tools

3 Highly-Rated Mobile Apps for Learning Code

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

Tynker

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 6-11

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 virtual worlds! Ages 6-11

4.0 3,300+ reviews

Real world Computer Science skills

From block coding to Python coding, we teach the big ideas of CS like abstraction and computing systems.

  • Learn real languages like JavaScript
  • Program IOT hardware using MicroPython
  • Code Data Science with Python
  • Explore Art and Image Processing
  • Prep for AP CS with Java
  • Earn CS mastery certifications

Inspiring global community

Over 60 million kids and teens coding and creating.
Learn from fellow makers worldwide.

  • Safe and moderated activity
  • Weekly featured makers
  • Educational how-tos
  • Remix from millions of projects
  • Global competitions

Kids, Parents, and Teachers love Tynker

60 Million+ Users

Millions of learners have started programming using our free Hour of Code puzzles and games and then advanced to Python coding and web dev.

100,000+ Schools

Tynker is trusted by over 90,000 schools and districts all over the world to teach Computer Science in elementary, middle and high schools.

75 Million+ Projects

Kids have used Tynker coding and creativity tools to publish millions of apps, games, Minecraft skins and resources in our safe moderated community.

Trusted by Leading Brands

Apple
Google for Education
Microsoft
Sylvan
PBS
BBC Education Learning
Facebook
LEGO
Minecraft Education Edition
Mattel
Hot Wheels
Barbie

Frequently asked questions

  • Is coding for kids good?

    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. There's a lot of exciting and imaginative work going into new technology from coders all around the world, transforming fields you wouldn't normally expect and creating huge opportunities for your child in the future.

    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.

  • 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 does Tynker coding work?

    Tynker’s program provides individualized learning with built-in tutorials and hands-on projects so kids and teens can learn to code easily at their own pace while having fun. Tynker provides story-based lessons that engage children of all ages and offers powerful creativity tools to let kids create anything they can imagine with code. Tynker places your child on the right path and motivates them to progress to more complex skills — advancing to real-world text languages like Python and JavaScript and building apps, games, art, and more with code.

    Tynker also has an inspiring global community where millions of kids create and learn from each other in a safe, moderated environment.

  • At what age can my child start coding?

    With Tynker, kids can learn to code at any age and as early as 5-6 years old. 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. Tynker will assess your child when they start and place them on the right path.

  • How do I pick the best coding plan for my child?

    Tynker has several great time-based home plans — Quarterly, Yearly, and 3-Year. All premium home plans give you full access to Tynker self-paced on the web and to all Tynker apps: Tynker Jr, Tynker, Mod Creator. Tynker premium plans include all self-use courses and activities in block coding and advanced coding with Python, Java, JavaScript, and advanced CS. Suitable for ages 5 to 18 and any coding skill level. Tynker will assess your child when they start and place them on the right path.

    Quarterly plans are good if you are checking Tynker out; yearly plans allow your child to progress and get to more advanced coding. The 3-year plan is set up to assess your child yearly and advance them through real-world coding languages like Python.

    Each of these plans is available for one child or a family of up to 3 children. All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

  • Can my children share a single account?

    Multiple children cannot share the same account, because they will overwrite each other’s work. We offer discounts when you add additional children to our plans.

  • Do you offer discounts for multiple children?

    Yes, we have family plans that allow up to 3 children in one account. With our family plans, everyone can enjoy coding together.

  • How do I know my child is learning how to code?

    Tynker automatically tracks your child’s achievements as they work through lessons and activities. From your Parent Dashboard, you can view your children’s progress through the courses, the projects they’ve created, and the concepts they’ve learned. You can even share projects with your friends and family.

  • Will my subscription renew automatically?

    Yes, your subscription will renew automatically by default. After purchasing, you can turn off recurring billing and edit any other payment information from your Tynker parent dashboard.

  • How do I turn off auto-renewal for my subscription?

    If you purchased the subscription from our website, you can cancel a plan by turning off automatic renewal in settings via your Parent Dashboard. Click “Manage” next to each child and select “cancel.” This will remove auto-renewal.

    If you purchased the subscription through our iPad app, you need to cancel through the iPad general settings. Open up the settings for the iPad and scroll down until you see iTunes & App Store. Then, select the Apple ID that you used to sign up for the subscription. When you get the pop up, select View Apple ID. Scroll down until you see Subscriptions and click on Subscriptions. Find Tynker and select Cancel.

  • What devices are Tynker courses supported on?

    You can access Tynker courses from any computer with a modern browser and Internet connection. Some courses are also available on the Tynker iPad app. To access courses from the iPad app, sign in to your account.

  • What are the technical requirements for Minecraft modding?

    We currently support two versions of Minecraft – Minecraft (formerly known as Pocket Edition or Windows 10 Edition) and Minecraft: Java Edition. To use mobs, skins, blocks, and Add-Ons for Minecraft, you must install Minecraft on either your computer or your mobile device, download the creation onto the device, and import it into Minecraft.

    To deploy mods, skins, and resource packs for Minecraft: Java Edition made with Tynker, you must have purchased a Minecraft account from Mojang and installed Minecraft: Java Edition on your desktop or laptop computer. You will need to connect to our Tynker server and your private world to see your creations.]

  • Can I give a subscription as a gift?

    Yes, you can go here to gift Tynker All-Access individual one year plan or Tynker All-Access Family one year plan. You will be charged the entire amount up front and the subscription will not renew.

  • Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

    Of course! We want you to love Tynker (and we think you will), but if Tynker is not a good fit for your child for any reason, we have a 30-day money back guarantee. If you purchased the subscription through our website, just send us an email at support@tynker.com

    If you purchased the subscription through our iPad app, please contact the Apple App store to request cancellation and a refund.

  • Does Tynker offer live classes?

    Yes, Tynker understands that some children learn better with personal 1:1 instruction and offers live classes with coding experts. Tynker’s award-winning curriculum and courses to teach children from ages 5 to 18 how to code. Instruction is tailored to the needs of each child so they can successfully progress at their own pace. These classes are purchased separately from the self-paced program premium plans. Learn more!

  • Who is BYJU’S?

    BYJU’S is the parent company of Tynker and the world’s leading edtech company. BYJU’S mission is to create state-of-the-art global learning tools at the cross-section of technology, interactive content, and personalized learning methodologies. With more than 100 million registered students and 6.5 million annual paid subscriptions, BYJU’S is creating a new innovative way of learning through hands-on visual lessons taught by highly-trained educators.