Re: Game for toddlers
> > On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 08:51:20PM +0000, T o n g wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Do you have any *first hand experiences* of games available in Debian
> > > that toddlers of 2 to 4 can enjoy?
> > >
> > > Or, a bit OT, your *first hand experiences* of online games for toddlers
> > > please?
> > >
> > > I found my child extremely slow in picking up the idea of the games --
> > > she is over 4 and can barely play with mouse, let alone keyboard.
> > >
> > gcompris -- My son started playing it at 2 years old. My daughter
> > wasn't really interested until she was almost 4. There is a "mouse and
> > keyboard" section which builds the basic skills of moving the mouse,
> > clicking, dragging, using the keyboard, etc. It's great for beginners.
> > childsplay -- This has less games than gcompris, but it's perhaps a
> > little less overwhelming. It's big drawback is (last time I used it),
> > you need to read in order to quit the game. Gcompris lets you quit
> > "visually" by clicking an icon.
> > tuxpaint -- My kids really like this, especially the stamps. It's like
> > Gimp for children. A very good program, once they have mouse skills.
> > tuxmath, tuxtype -- These both have beginner levels that only require
> > the child to type the number or letter that they see on the screen.
> > They can move to mathematics and spelling when they are ready.
> > ktuberling -- It's "Mr. Potato Head" for the computer. Requires
> > dragging and dropping with the mouse.
> > gedit -- Both of my kids liked being able to type letters and see them
> > come up on the screen.
> > That's all I can think of right now.
> > P.S. Be sure to give the kids their own accounts, because they will
> > drag panels all over the screen, add countless "Untitled Folder"s to
> > the desktop, etc. My kids also liked the idea of having a secret
> > password to log in. I used our last name, so they could practice
> > spelling it.
> > -Rob
+1 for tuxmath and especially for tuxpaint. When I worked for childcare
I installed Edubuntu 10.10 i386 on my machine. On my machine, not on the
machines of terres des hommes oberhausen :(, hopefully they checked out
to install the Windows version of tuxpaint.
I recommend http://www.edubuntu.org/.
I wished there would be pictogram based software similar as tuxpaint for