Welcome to The Foos, the #1 learn to code app for ages 5+. Get your kids excited about the ABC's of computer science with our award-winning game. 2015 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner
2014 Editor's Choice for Excellence in Design -- Children's Technology Review
Apple Editor's Choice & Top Educational App
Finalist in LEGO's Re-Imagine Learning Challenge
"My students can't get enough!"-Joni Clark, Teacher, Pasadena School District
"The Foos are funny, cute and I love them!"-Nicole, Age 7
We've teamed up with Princeton and Harvey Mudd University professors to turn programming into play. Kids learn to code via a series of exciting adventures. Our word-free interface allows anyone, anywhere to play. They'll track down a sneaky donut thief, rescue puppies lost in space and serve up gourmet meals while mastering core computer science concepts.
The Foos: Over 40 puzzle levels and 3 unique creative play areas for storytelling and animation.Kids learn
The Foos is an introduction for those who have no experience programming and is all-ages friendly! That means anyone from 5 to 105 can play, have fun and learn real programming logic.
"The Foos is easy to learn, full of playful characters and it's easy to experiment."-Children's Technology Review
"Most appealing to me as a parent was seeing how my children enjoyed working together on the puzzles. Even my teenager was completely engaged!"-Parent's Choice Awards
The Foos was originally created for The 'Hour of Code', a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
Parents and teachers are using The Foos first when introducing their kids and students to programming and computer science. Parents can follow codeSpark on Facebook for unplugged coding activities.
There are NO in-app purchases in The Foos.
Is The Foos curriculum and standards based?
YES! The Foos gameplay is based on curriculum from MIT and Exploring Computer Science at UCLA. Core concepts include: Pattern recognition, problem solving, sequencing, spatial visualization, algorithmic thinking, debugging, loops and conditionals. Kids also become more persistent and creative in their pursuit of solutions.
Who are The Foos?
The Foos are funny, happy creatures that inspire kids to create and collaborate through programming. Coding with The Foos requires visual, intuitive and imaginative input that builds critical computational thinking skills for future success.
The Foos app is inspired by visual programming languages such as Scratch from MIT, Alice from CMU and other 'beginner' programming languages like Logo, SmallTalk, and Squeak.
What is codeSpark?
codeSpark is delivering computer science education to kids in over 150 countries by turning programming into play. The company was founded when our CEO wanted to introduce his daughters to coding and couldn't find any resources that were girl-friendly ways to learn the ABC's of computer science.
Now play The Foos in HD! Plus...Faster loading and better performance across all devices
Every Foo has a story
Police Foo must find her doughnuts
Construction Foo has lost his tools
Ninja Foo must help her pet Octopus
With your feedback, we revised levels 7, 8, and 16 to make learning to code even more fun!
There are too many small and fun improvements to count. Make sure to listen to the astronaut's new theme music!
TheFoos (org.codespark.thefoososx) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is TheFoos 1778.
Operating System: Mac
Bundle Information: The Foos (c) 2015 codeSpark, Inc