All About CodeSpark (+ a Smoking Deal!)

CodeSpark Academy is a fantastic coding program for beginners – no reading necessary! My kids have loved learning how to create their own programs and solve problems in a super fun way. Try it for 30 days free here with the code everyday30

Have you heard of CodeSpark?

It was new to me until a few summers ago when I downloaded a free trial and then we turned into paying customers!

CodeSpark is a coding program designed for kids ages 5-9 and I am SO impressed with it.

We started using it during the summer – my three younger girls all had Savvy Reading classes back-to-back so while one did Savvy Reading, the other two do CodeSpark.

And we’ve all LOVED it.

Last week, when we were doing some of our summer planning, one of the younger girls said, “Remember how we did CodeSpark last summer? Can we do that again?”

And you bet I re-signed up immediately (the fact that we could do it for 2 months for $5 didn’t hurt either!).

CodeSpark is designed to help kids learn how coding works through problem-solving, block coding, and sequencing.

I love that it’s super interactive, easy to use (I just don’t have time to deal with something complicated), and very engaging.

It’s a little basic for Ella and Ani who are nearly 12 and 14 but my 9 and 7 year olds LOVE it.


Why I Love CodeSpark

Here are a few things I love about CodeSpark:

  • You can use it on a tablet or computer or phone. My girls do it either on one of the laptops or on our Samsung Galaxy tablet.  I love that pretty much no matter what you device you have, CodeSpark will work on it.
  • You don’t have to be able to read to use it. This is a tricky thing with many coding programs for younger children – they just can’t really manage them by themselves. I love that CodeSpark is completely visual so that if you have a pre-reader or a struggling reader, they’re still completely able to use CodeSpark.
  • You can have up to three child accounts with one membership. You can create up to three separate accounts so three different children can move at their own pace and do their own projects.
  • It teaches GREAT problem-solving skills. I love watching my girls figure out how to make a program work through trial and error and troubleshooting. It’s even fun for me!
  • It makes coding and STEM feel fun and engaging. It’s a huge priority at our house for our girls to feel comfortable and capable in math and science and technology subjects and CodeSpark is a wonderful way for them to begin engaging in these subjects at early ages.

Have you tried CodeSpark? If so, I’d love to hear what you think about it!

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  1. What would you recommend for kids ages 9 and up? My kids did codespark last summer and loved it, but I’m wondering if my older daughter might need something harder. Thanks!

  2. Do you need access to the internet to play? Wondering if we can download and use on road trips?

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