Swift Playgrounds

Apple's sleek new iPad app teaches kids to code

By Dana Villamagna
Common Sense Media

Parents need to know that Swift Playgrounds is an iPad-only app that helps kids learn Swift, which is a programming language made by Apple and used to create apps. The puzzles and challenges incorporate cute alien-like characters and a 3D world to teach kids (or adults) to code using Swift. Users work through all the lessons and challenges, which include "every concept and skill" required to write real apps, according to Apple. Note: Swift laygrounds is not compatible with iPhones or... read more


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