Tynker Junior

Start your little ones on our easy to use coding app, perfect for ages 5-7.

Download Tynker Junior on the App Store

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Coding for Pre-readers

Learning to code has never been easier! Tynker Junior is the fun, interactive way to spark your kid’s interest in coding. Kids (ages 5-7) learn coding basics by connecting together picture blocks to move their characters.

5 Fun Adventures

  • Get introduced to block coding as you meet all the characters
  • Design your own aquarium with different sea creatures, props and music
  • Help Gillie the goldfish move through a maze to collect treasure
  • Learn sequencing, pattern recognition and critical thinking

Solve Coding Puzzles

Tynker Junior was inspired by the award-winning Tynker programming language, used by 60 million kids and in over 90,000 schools worldwide. The language and user interface are designed to make learning to code easy for pre-readers, using picture blocks, a tap-based interface with no dragging, friendly voiceovers, helpful hints, and a subtle increase in difficulty to motivate completion.

Learn Fundamental Coding Concepts

  • Learn to code by solving puzzles and games
  • Use picture block coding to solve problems
  • Learn sequencing and pattern recognition while collecting treasure
  • Use events and parameters to fix an ancient robot factory
  • Help endangered animals reach their homes with loops and counters
  • Design your own robots and aquariums with code

Build Projects with Code (NEW!)

Sandbox studios are a creative way for pre-readers to experiment, since there is no wrong answer, and any combination of code blocks that they put together will generate a result.

  • Art Studio - Program art with math.
  • Music Studio - Compose music with code.
  • Animation Studio - Tell stories with code.
  • Greeting Studio - Design greetings for any occasion.
  • Game Studio - Hack your own minigames.

Each sandbox features friendly voice-guided tutorials, a help system, and word-free picture blocks to motivate pre-readers to create whatever they can imagine!