*** Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award
"I highly recommend it for all kids, whether or not they want to get into programming. The kind of thinking required to solve the tasks in the app is important for everyone to learn, for every field of study."
-- Wired.com / Geek Dad
"Are you a computer geek that loves programming or are you a classroom teacher instructing on such skills as angles, measurement and two dimensional geometry? If you answered yes to either these, then you have come to the right educational app"
"I spent my formative tech-years trundling a robo-turtle around the floor while learning the Logo programming language. Now there's an app for that, although in this case the turtle is virtual"
-- The Guardian
*** Move the Turtle teaches children (ages 5+) the basics of programming (yes, we do mean coding!)
*** Challenges and rewards keep children (with parents' assistance) & teenagers (on their own) engaged!
*** NEW! *** Share procedures via public links!
*** NEW! *** See commands used in other users' procedures!
*** NEW! *** Import the procedures to your Move The Turtle app!
Move The Turtle is an educational application for iPhone and iPad that teaches children the basics of creating computer programs, using intuitive graphic commands.
Do you remember the Logo programming language? A friendly Turtle will introduce your child step by step to the basic concepts of programming in a colourful graphic environment. Who knows, maybe your child will be the next outstanding programmer!
By completing the tasks, one after another, your child learns:
*** how to plan complex activities composed of simple elements
*** how to reuse previously completed work
*** how to use graphics, spatial orientation and sound in programming
Your child will also become familiar with the notions of loops, procedures, variables and conditional instructions.
Programming is about more than completing tasks, it is also about implementing your own ideas using your imagination. With this in mind we give you the opportunity to create your own programs from scratch or based on our inspiring examples.
*** Layout fix. ***
Ratings and Reviews
Kids can learn how to code and use their imagination to create their own games.
Great app like it, please enhance it as well and make it perfect
This is a great app that really bring new colorful life to the old school "Logo turtle" back life. The character is cute, I like the way of using icons, slide bar and tap to do programming. Also the brilliant idea of getting the turtle to find/hit the diamond with trees as obstacles. Most of the Logo functions are there. Some suggestion after spent about a hour playing it. 1. Need some sound effect. The sound command in app is brilliant but we need some sound effect either a light background music or sound when the turtle hit the Damond. 2. A soft button to switch between task list (programming area) and turtle moving ground. I use my iPhone to play with it. Current version in game mode I will be given the challenge with the location of turtle, trees and diamond. But once I am in the programming page I can not go back to see the challenge page until I select to reset the level. This is kind of annoying because sometime I just want to adjust the distance to move and don't want to redo the whole procedure again if the developer can add a soft button that allow user to switch in their next update will be a great help. Overall a good educational app. Looking forward to your next update.
Been looking for something to help teach my 8 year old son how to program for a while. This app is almost perfect for the job. Agree with some of the other reviewers comments, in particular with the comment about the objectives. I haven't played it enough and there maybe an easy way to re-read the objective of each level, but I haven't found it yet. This and a few other minor issues mean I still need to help my son to complete the objectives sometimes, but what else are parents for?
Overall, more than happy with the app.
- Next is Great Sp z o.o.
- 55.1 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Polish, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012-2017 Next is Great Sp. z o.o.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.