Apps for Kids 047: Light-Bot game to teach kids programming

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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.

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