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Old 02-13-2003, 09:58 AM   #1
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Computing for toddlers


I have a toddler.
He has taken an interest in the computer recently, in the UK the bbc does some excellent Flash games and stuff for kids - if you have young kids (1.5 - 3 years) you should check this site out

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

My kids favourite is the teletubbies, especially the "animal parade".

Anywhoo, do any of you know of any other sites with Flash and Shockwave apps suitable for young kids - you know the type of thing - animals - animal noises - counting etc etc

Thanks

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Old 02-13-2003, 10:46 AM   #2
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Did you know you can now get a special toddler mouse? Smaller, chunky buttons, brightly coloured and I assume it's dribble-proof! I can't remember who makes it - get back to you on that one - if you want to know!
 
Old 02-13-2003, 10:49 AM   #3
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Did you know you can now get a special toddler mouse? Smaller, chunky buttons, brightly coloured and I assume it's dribble-proof! I can't remember who makes it - get back to you on that one - if you want to know!
Sounds good - although, last night, he managed to switch my linux box off at the wall when it was going at full tilt ...
 
Old 02-13-2003, 10:57 AM   #4
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My daughter (who's now 4) loves going to nickjr.com and play the games there. I started her there when she was 2 and she would play the Blue's Clues concentration. Now she picks her own games, but they have Dora, Blues Clues, and other nickjr cartoon games.

They also have a interactive story area that she liked when she was younger. You can also print out various activities. The day she found out she could print she damn near went through all the ink in my new ink cartridges. She's better about it now.

All these work with Flash and Macromedia.
 
Old 02-13-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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Did you know you can now get a special toddler mouse? Smaller, chunky buttons, brightly coloured and I assume it's dribble-proof! I can't remember who makes it - get back to you on that one - if you want to know!
My 3.5 year old son either uses a two button "laptop" mouse (nice and small for those little hands) or a one button Mac mouse. I searched for a "kiddie" mouse, but couldn't find one.

He loves any games with Mickey Mouse or Dinosaurs -- any reccomendations? (Mac or Linux: we have the MM preschool and toddler games, Dinosaur 3D, Land before Time...).
 
Old 02-13-2003, 11:13 AM   #6
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He loves any games with Mickey Mouse or Dinosaurs -- any reccomendations? (Mac or Linux: we have the MM preschool and toddler games, Dinosaur 3D, Land before Time...).
I wish I knew of a few good Dinosaur games. My daughter would love them. We go to the Museum a few times a year so she can see the dinosaur bones. T-rex is her favorite at the moment.
 
Old 02-13-2003, 12:10 PM   #7
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Crayola kids pc trackball is what you are looking for. If you can find one that is.
 
Old 03-04-2024, 04:53 PM   #8
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tuxpaint

Tuxpaint works for young kids and can put stamps in paintings.
 
Old 03-04-2024, 06:08 PM   #9
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I have a feeling their toddler may be a young adult now.
 
Old 03-05-2024, 10:00 AM   #10
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I recall giving my toddler a phone to look at photos of his family while I drove: within a minute I noticed the android robot on the screen--somehow he had factory reset it

But I gave him an old asus eee notebook runing linux, and installed gcompris, a suite of educational tools for younger children, including toddlers!

LOL, @enigma9o7 -- just noticed the date of OP... but I guess the list is more complete, should someone searching for such encounter this thread...

Last edited by slac-in-the-box; 03-05-2024 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2024, 12:37 PM   #11
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Nothing wrong with dolls, cars, blocks to play with either. Or taking outside. Computer isn't needed to 'entertain' kids at that age. Soon enough when they get in school. Let 'em be kids. That's my opinion.
 
Old 03-11-2024, 11:19 PM   #12
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Screen time robbing toddlers of language-building interactions with parents, study finds.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-...ment/103541806
 
  


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