*** 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.
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Ratings and Reviews
For quite some time I have been looking for a way to teach my 7 year old the basics of programming since he has shown a interest in computers.
This app is simple to use, very intuitive and a perfect example of the ways that the iDevices can be used for educational purposes beyond reading, writing and arithmetic.
My son loves it and doesn't even feel as though he is learning but simply playing a game. The fact that it gives you problems to solve rather than simply giving you the ability to free move (although this option is also available) makes it a great learning tool.
In fact I have played it just as much as he has!
I am thrilled to have found this app and congratulate the developers on a well thought out adaption of a firm favourite from my childhood, which I am pleased to be able to share with my son.
This is a great app for learning the basics of programming. For 8 year +. My only bugbear is that the "play" section is just a series of challenges that require the player to learn a new command for each. Better would have been to include a couple of puzzle levels after each new command is mastered - for consolidation and repetition. As it stands the complexity ratchets up rather fast for a 8 yo.
To the developers - come on you could do this easily ! Or perhaps a website to outline challenges and solutions ?
Otherwise this is really an excellent app.
I first used LOGO over 20 years ago when I first started out programming as a 5 yr old. It was a great way to learn procedures and how you make up a program. It was also great for developing my maths skills.
This app is much friendlier than the version I used but is just as powerful. There's no need to type in the basic commands, they are all available in the menu but you can customise each one in basic and advanced settings.
The tutorials seem to get difficult quite fast but I was trying it out on my 4 years old, and older child might not find it as bad.
This is a great app, well worth the money!
- 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.