This app lets your little coder learn with easy-to-follow tutorial and immediately apply what she’s learned by making her own art and games. Best of all, she can publish her video game and start playing it right in the app! Free, itunes.ca
Young budding scientists can create their own rockets and blast them into space all while exploring the solar system in this cool game. $4, itunes.ca
This suite of iPad apps makes learning science and math exciting by getting kids moving, collaborating and creating awesome projects. Free, noticing.nysci.org
Coding is the language we’ll all need to survive in our increasingly tech-centric world—and Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app is the perfect way to get kids interested in learning to code. In this iPad app, kids guide characters through an immersive graphical world, solving puzzles and mastering challenges—all by working with Swift, the programming language from Apple that’s used by app developers around the world.
itunes.ca, free, AGES 7+
This open-ended building game lets kids create the robot of their dreams: robot cats, robot samurais and even robots with tentacles! The sky’s the limit with 100 parts and nine colour schemes to choose from. Your little inventor can make her invention dance and record her own robot sounds, too.
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