Apple Stores hosting free coding sessions for kids from December 4 through 10

If you have kids age twelve and above who are interested in coding but don’t know where and how to start with that, Apple has you covered.

Beginning December 4 and through December 10, 2017 all brick-and-mortar Apple stores around the world will be hosting daily free of charge Hour of Code workshops as part of the “Today at Apple” initiative, with registrations now available at

This is in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Additionally, the Cupertino firm announced that a new educational challenge is now available for everyone in its free Swift Playgrounds app for iPad, as are new teacher resources to the Everyone Can Code curriculum to help teach Apple’s programming language Swift.

The new challenge in the Swift Playgrounds app invites students to build a digital robot and customize it with new parts including cyborg eyes and electric hula hoop arms. Plus, a new Teacher Tuesdays session helps educators learn how to teach code to students using new resources and discussion topics.

Have you tried Swift Playground yet? If so, what did you think of it?

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