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Old 12-07-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
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Baby Software


I'm looking for something to run when dd (dear daughter) comes up to the keyboard to "play".

(Something more engaging and reactive than a pass-locked screen saver.)

Assume the child is coordinated enough to push one key at a time, but prefers not to.

Googling has not been terribly successful. Suggestions?
 
Old 12-07-2004, 12:34 AM   #2
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Man that is a great idea.
Cant you PM if you find anything.
My dd always seems to get to the buttons that cause the most damage quickly.

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Old 12-07-2004, 12:42 AM   #3
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I could only find kids software.
http://www.linuxforkids.org/
I'll keep looking......thanks for the idea.
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Old 01-02-2005, 06:35 AM   #4
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Last edited by hernia; 01-02-2005 at 06:38 AM.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:19 AM   #5
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Check out this article.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link.

Blair
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:14 PM   #7
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I've been rather underwhelmed with the selection so far. I happened to be poking around sourceforge and found these:

* http://sourceforge.net/projects/colors/
Colors is an entertaining educational game designed for children ages 0-2. If a character is pressed a sound will be played and the screen will change colors. Optionally, characters can be displayed and heard instead of sounds. Requires SDL
1.2.x

* http://sourceforge.net/projects/childsplay/
Childsplay is a 'suite' of educational games for young children. It's written in Python and uses the SDL-libraries to make it more games-like then, for instance, gcompris. The aim is to be educational and at the same time be fun to play.

I've tried out Colors and it seemed pretty appropriate (needed to edit the makefile and a hard coded path in the source to build a slackware package for it, however). I have not yet had an opportunity to try out Childsplay.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:06 PM   #8
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I don't understand....mine just get on with it and find their own level..Konnect4, Kolf, Pingu, RTCW, MOHAA....all played for ages by various of my kids.
I think i started most of them on KPaint (or even M$ Paint) from about the age of 2.

Forget about educational games....games that are educational are rarely fun enough to play for more than 10 minutes and the whole point of playing is to have fun, not to learn.
Potato guy was always a favorite as well..Tuberlings a plenty in my home folder ;-)
 
Old 03-27-2005, 12:21 AM   #9
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Thanks.

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