Tynker Junior teaches kids to code before they can read

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Your little ones can start using Tynker from as young as 4.
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The ability to code is becoming an increasingly important skill, and the sooner you start learning, the better. That’s why you should introduce your little ones to Tynker Junior, the app that teaches them the fundamentals of coding from as young as four.

Inspired by the award-winning Tynker programming language, which has been used by over 60 million kids worldwide, the new iPad app uses puzzles and games to make learning fun and easy.

Unlike any other language you can learn, coding has a global reach. Apple CEO Tim Cook once said it’s a language that you can use to express yourself to 7 billion people around the world. “It’s not just for computer scientists,” he added, “it’s for all of us.”

Learning code at a young age is not only faster, but it can also help kids with things like problem solving. And don’t assume that your kids are too young to code because they haven’t mastered reading yet.

Tynker Junior teaches code without words

Tynker Junior has been specially designed to teach code without text. It uses picture-based block programming with fun characters to help kids develop animations, pursue adventures, and solve puzzles and challenges.

“At Tynker, we believe that kids of all ages should develop the critical thinking skills needed to become the ‘makers of tomorrow’,” said Srini Mandyam, co-founder and CTO of Tynker.

“We are very excited to launch Tynker Junior so that a whole new age group of children can begin to develop fundamental STEM skills that will serve them well as they progress in school and ultimately prepare for 21st century careers, in both technical and non-technical fields.”

Download Tynker Junior today

Tynker Junior was designed for children aged between four and seven, and it currently features three adventures: Ocean Odyssey, Robots!, and Wild Rumble. Each one provides kids with goals and challenges while teaching them coding fundamentals along the way.

Every adventure has a different focus, too. For instance, in Ocean Adventure, kids learn sequencing, pattern recognition, and critical thinking. In Robots!, they learn flexible sequencing through solving puzzles in different ways.

Tynker’s learning resources have already been used in 80,000 schools around the world. The company has even teamed up with Apple to help teach kids the Swift programming language.

You can download Tynker Junior from the App Store now. Tynker Junior by Tynker. It’s free to get started, and its subscription costs just $0.99 a month, or $9.99 a year. A small price to pay for teaching your little ones a hugely important skill!