Daisy the Dinosaur
By Hopscotch Technologies
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Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app's challenges. After playing Daisy, kids can choose to download a kit to program their own computer game.
What's New in Version 1.2
- Bug Fixes.
- Tutorial Improvements.
A good app children in Years 2 and 3.
A great introduction to programming!
Daisy the dinosaur is a great introduction to programming for 5-8 year olds. My 7 year old picked it up very quickly. I'd really like to see this app developed further.
My suggestions for improvements:
- separate sections for event vs procedural code
- increase the number of things Daisy can do (pick up, drop objects, wave etc.)
- more things to interact with
- more challenges - another 20 or so would be good!
- scrollbar on code and command windows
I love that the app is free and would pay £2 for another 30 challenges over the suggested 20 free ones.
Please keep developing!
- Category: Education
- Updated: 23 February 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 5.3 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Developer: Hopscotch Technologies
- © 2011 Hopscotch Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.