*** 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."
-- / 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.

What's New

Version 1.5.0

We are happy to introduce our new feature - now you can draw shapes
filled with color! Select 'Color' command, tap the magic button and
use bucket icon to fill your drawing with color.

Ratings and Reviews

This is a Great Logo App

What We Liked:

There are a few different Logo-based apps out there, but I haven’t seen one that equals the production values, comprehensiveness, and self-directed options that Move the Turtle contains. A child can grab this app and learn all the basics of Logo programming on their own (or with a bit of help from a parent).

My own daughter (nine-years-old) has already completed most of the tasks in all three levels of this programming app! We’ve never tackled programming in any capacity before, so I was impressed at how independently she dug in (I didn’t even know she’d gone so far until I checked her account!) and how well she understood the material – there were a few activities where it looks like she can use some parental help to troubleshoot and clarify, but overall, she did great!

Not only does learning Logo help develop general computer programming skills that can be applied to future programming languages, but it also calls into use logical thinking skills to troubleshoot programs that don’t produce the desired results, and helps to develop spatial intelligence through predicting the course the turtle will take across the visual field in response to the programming commands.

I love that the app can be used with several children with the multiple user profiles, and the app is just very well put together – the design is clear and visually appealing.

What We Didn’t Like:

The addition of sound effects and narration for audio learners would be a nice addition to the app.


Move the Turtle is a comprehensive, self-directed approach to learning a first computer programming language that will help to develop both general programming skills as well as encourage your child to practice logical and spatial thinking abilities. This first step for budding programmers is well designed and naturally engaging.

Great presentation, but major bugs


The Logo language presentation is very well done, but unfortunately, even simple programs like drawing a triangle don't work correctly, which makes it impossible to use.

If these issues were fixed, I would give it 5 stars.

Nice app to introduce kids to programming


This app is a nice introduction to programming for kids. My son went through the tutorials and enjoyed them. It is simple yet engaging enough to keep him interested. It would nice for the developer to add more program examples that you can download (maybe they have done it already, I'd have to check...)


Next is Great Sp z o.o.
51.3 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 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.


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