Apps for Kids is sponsored by HuluPlus. HuluPlus lets you binge on thousands of hit shows – anytime, anywhere on your TV, PC, smart phone or tablet. Click here to support Apps for Kids and get an extended free trial of Hulu Plus.
Apps for Kids is Boing Boing's podcast about cool smartphone apps for kids and parents. My co-host is my 10-year-old daughter, Jane.In this episode, we review Light-bot, a programming puzzle game that uses game mechanics rooted in programming concepts. "Light-bot lets players gain a practical understanding of basic control-flow concepts like procedures, loops, and conditionals, just by guiding a robot with commands to light up tiles and solve levels." It's $2.99 in the iTunes store and $2.99 in Google Play. You can also play it for free on the web.
If you're an app developer and would like to have Jane and me try one of your apps for possible review, email a redeem code to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane and I love to get your emails with questions about game, gear, and tech. What's your question?
Listen to past episodes of Apps for Kids here.
To get a weekly email to notify you when a new episode of Apps for Kids is up, sign up here.