The Hopscotch App Simplifies Coding for Kids

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 10, 2014
References: itunes.apple & gethopscotch
Inspired by MIT's Scratch, the Hopscotch app is designed to make programming and coding for kids fun, easy and unbeknownst to them, prep them with valuable skills for their futures. Computer Science is one of the most well paid and highly demanded jobs—it's anticipated that by 2020, there will be 400,000 students of Computer Science and over 1.4 million computer-related jobs up for grabs.

With the Hopscotch app, kids can make their own games, animations and apps with a simple drag and drop system. In addition to this, there are tons of other ways to get your characters to move around, including drawings, bumping them together, shaking, tilting or giving voice directions to an iPad.

The free-to-download award-winning app has gotten a ton of praise from parents and even a feature from Apple in its Education and Kids section.