09 April 2006

Free Educational Software for Kids

Tux Paint and Tux Typing are open source and available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Julia, our almost 4 year old, has really been having fun with Tux Paint. We haven't tried Tux Typing yet but it looks good.

From the Tux Paint site:
Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program.
I'm amazed how intuitive and how well designed this is for the child.

From the Tux Typing site:
"Tux Typing" is an educational typing tutor for children. It features several different types of gameplay, at a variety of difficulty levels.

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