Childsplay I came across Childsplay today: open source (FREE) software that works on Mac, Windows, or Linux operating systems. There are several games in the software that test basic math and language arts skills along with other exercises that practice matching, listen, and memory skills. The activities help children learn fine motor skills as they navigate the computer keyboard and identify specific number and letter keys, mouse, and mouse pad movements. My 4 year old daughter and 6 year old son think these games are awesome!!! I do to, and best of all they are free. Download, install, and try them at home or school, but remember to get permission from your parents or the technology department or both! ;-) Enjoy!

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  1. Clif's Notes says:

    This is new to me, too. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. […] Educational Software My friend Neil Hokanson had an interesting post on his blog about a suite of open source (which also means FREE) educational games for young […]

  3. Clif's Notes says:

    Free Educational Software

    My friend Neil Hokanson had an interesting post on his blog about a suite of open source (which also means FREE) educational games for young children.  The software is called Childsplay and is available from SourceForge.net.  Neil explains that C…

  4. nhokanson says:

    I have yet to get someone to try it out in my district. I shall look for someone to give it a whirl with some students soon!

  5. noone says:

    Hello,
    I am searching educational materials: sites or other ressources for elementary school.
    Tel me, please, if you know some websites or offline educational games.
    Thank you.

  6. nhokanson says:

    Noone:

    The following are some offline, free educational games-

    Phun (Physics Game) http://www.phunland.com/wiki/Home

    Scratch (Programming): http://scratch.mit.edu/ and an article I wrote with a video http://nhokanson.wordpress.com/2007/07/24/scratch-info-media-lab-video/

    Alice (Programming): http://www.alice.org/

    Tabula Digita has created Evolver and DimensionM (pre-algebra and algebra): http://www.dimenxian.com/

    Quest Atlantis (New data shows improved reading scores): http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/

    NH

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