Children are always curious about everything around them, therefore, it comes as no surprise that if given a fair chance they will be able to design the game they want to play themselves. So, there have been many who have tried to come up with several games as well as puzzles to help the children learn the coding.
You can say that coding is the brain behind the games that the children enjoy playing with their iOS devices. There lies the catch, if you can allure the kids with the end product, then they will get intrigued by the very thought of doing it all by themselves.
Kickstarter taking the onus
Kickstarter, the app on iPad created by Mike Chen, who is the computer science professor at U.C. Berkeley, has come up with Tickle that will make the learning process much easier for kids. The name is a reference to the programming language that has been put to use to make people aware of the basic of the coding.
With the help of this app, the kids will have to start with the animation of various characters of Tickle with the help of the code. Kids also likes to experiment so, they will really get excited when they will be able to build several versions of some of the popular games. If they can come up with an exciting game, then it will be featured in the app store as well.
KickStarter is Soon to be Launched
The makers are trying to make this app available for free of cost in the App Store and that is the reason they are trying quite hard to raise the fund. This app is already creating quite a buzz and is ready to come out with a beta release soon. Slated for a September release, it has gathered 1/3rd of $30,000. Hopefully they will be able to gather the amount that will make this app available for free on the App Store.
Coding – A Tough Job Made Easy
Coding involves too much intricacies and that is the reason many stay away from it, but not anymore. Tickle has a completely different approach to the process of teaching the codes as it has made learning much more fun and interesting. While using Tickle, you will feel the difference because it has better characters and interface than others and is quite colorful as well. Once the kids are done with their lessons, Tickle will show them how they can utilize the knowledge in building up something interesting. So, in order to make them interested in the lessons, the end results were shown beforehand and that did the trick with the kids.
The steps are simplified and a proper breakdown is mentioned, so that the kids find it easy to build up the games just by going through the lessons. Even publishing is allowed on the App Store which is not that common with others. In case of advanced concepts of programming, Tickle uses Scratch for that, but as it is quite a complicated language, therefore it is mainly used to design the sophisticated games.
AirPlay is integrated making it easier for the teachers and the parents to follow the trail on the image that is projected on screen.