Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tux Paint

Have any of you tried this great drawing program for kids called Tux Paint? Our kids love it and it keeps them entertained for LONG periods of time (without the guilt if you just stick them in front of the TV). The kids love "going to Penguin Land!" It has been Jane's method for learning to use the computer. From the website:
Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6 in the US, key stages 1 & 2 in the UK). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
Hmm, I've never seen the "encouraging cartoon mascot," but at any rate I still recommend Tux Paint to all of you with little kids. One especially cool feature is the hundreds of different stamps they can make of various objects such as animals, planets, you name it. Is there any other good child-oriented software that you use in your family?


  1. i'm totally getting this for my hazel. she's a budding artist and she loves to fiddle with my very expensive computer. this will give her something more productive to do than find that those (expletive) teletubbies.

  2. thanks for the heads up on this program, max will love it!
    WE also like Sesame's street's website, they have some great toddler/preschool aged games. Max also has a program that's like Dr. Suess's ABC book, but interactive, which he loves and a Finding Nemo game. He thinks he's a computer genius, which is pretty close to true actually!

  3. Free is awesome. Thanks for the heads-up!