[ubuntu-uk] Software for a 6 year old

pete smout psmouty at live.com
Mon Aug 27 16:34:53 UTC 2012

On 26/08/12 18:17, paul sutton wrote:
> On 26/08/12 17:28, Bruno Girin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 18 months ago, I installed Ubuntu on a netbook for a friend's daughter.
>> Now that she's nearly 6, she still loves the netbook and wants an
>> upgrade with more interesting games on it. At the moment, the netbook is
>> running 10.10 for netbooks (Unity interface) with gcompris, TuxMath,
>> TuxTyping, TuxPaint and a couple other things.
>> I was planning to upgrade to 12.04 and install Scratch and TurtleArt.
>> Other than that, I would welcome any suggestion of fun software for a 6
>> year old.
>> Cheers,
>> Bruno
> There is powdertoy, which is a physics type simulator, It may sound more
> suitable for older kids but these days children can really surprise
> adults so to me its simply worth installing to have a go.  Its kinda fun
> however exploring different materials etc.
> sure the tux games are also good, how about things like pingus,  wormux
> (or whever that is called now) ,  games like mahjongg and shisen and
> other puzzle games may be good too,   I am sure there is a suduku game
> out there too,
> other than that there are lots of general games out there,  I am playing
> 0AD which is an RTS game,  in alpha but it works really well.
> look at software centre under games there seems to be lots of puzzle
> type games out there,
> i guess there is always nethack,  :) for the true geek experience.
> There doesn't seem to be that many games aimed directly at girls,   one
> of the reasons we need more female programmers I guess.
> Paul
On the subject of programmers how about 'KTurtle' or Squeak programming 
for kids, get 'em started young......I wish I had!



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