Ubuntu and children, educational games
Yet another episode concerning software Category Education
The computer can be of great help to improve the skills of our children, to increase their already outstanding qualities. Mathematics, computer science and other disciplines ostiche must be child-friendly and nothing is child of a game. You can learn by playing, have fun while you realize that you can 9 5 +4 ago. Ubuntu Open and the world take extra special care to the healthy growth, constructive, transparent, simple and serene of children. This interest is revealed through a series of projects that sees the child undisputed. The World Open takes care of the child having to grow care never to ask too much, do not you dare ever more than they should while maintaining its so fragile, and loved by us, balance, and his particular point of view, extending the concepts in fairer way as only a good playmate can do.
Let us begin with games that make you grow ......
The suites for Children
Suite of games designed to make learning to children (the youngest? I just stopped playing because I had to write this article!) Certain skills in the fields of sensory and logical. Childsplay consists of 14 games each designed to amplify different skill. Do not be surprised if you end up with your child in his arms as you struggle with your husband to answer first. Do not like me, remember that games are for kids ...
Note: The images are taken from the site of the project are in English, but then, of course, that we will be installing in Italian.
The games included in the suite are:
The classic memory game in which there are cards. The child must try to find matches by turning up two cards at a time. The images are easy to remember and the difficulty increases as you continue in the game
With this game, children can easily and fast learning the letters. The difficulty increases up to the level where it enters the field a bit 'of grammar
This game consists in making the correct operator between two numbers.
Is to click on an animal to hear the verse. You will learn both the verses that the names of many cute animals
The famous Pac-Man game adapted for children. You will have to take the letters.
Findsound. It consists in a sound and find the image to which it belongs.
Findsound2. Same as findsound but more complex, come into play numbers and letters.
Pong. The classic game of ping pong, alone, against the computer or against another child.
Billiards. Pocketing the ball with the right number
Multitables. Learning the multiplication tables
Puzzle. Recreate a picture
LetterFlashcard. Learning the alphabet listening to the initials of the words
It is located in the repository, try to install it and mark childsplay childsplay-alphabet-sounds-it childsplay-plugins childsplay-plugins-lfc
To install from the terminal:
sudo apt-get install childsplay childsplay-alphabet-sounds-it childsplay-plugins childsplay-plugins-lfc
Project Site: http://childsplay.sourceforge.net/
It 's definitely the suite of educational games most famous and well known. Due to its fame I think useless An extensive discussion of this collection of useful apps to learning. The project site is almost fully translated into Italian so there are no problems to grasp the meaning of Gcompris. The positive side of Gcompris is that its developers did not stop when they a moment. Until recently, the toys and the applications they found space inside the suites were 80 and now there are 100 games to bring up our children. The rest as he points out their own website: "GCompris was awarded the Free Software Awards which took place at Soissons in France May 24, 2003.
GCompris is part of the GNU project, which is recognized by the Friends of the treasures of world heritage. "
It is located in the repositories, search and mark gcompris gcompris-data gcompris-dbg gcompris-sound-en
sudo apt-get install gcompris gcompris-data gcompris-dbg gcompris-sound-en
To check the list of the games with a brief description see this page
The project page is here
One of the most interesting projects in my opinion is just Tux4Kids. The software that are part of this suite are only three but I guarantee you that they are more than enough. The applications have a strong body, are not really toys, are the real software that can exponentially increase the comptenze of children in the mathematical field, atistico and healthy use of computers.
The suite includes:
Tux Paint is able to stimulate the creativity of our children, it's a simple design, intuitive and fun. It 'a nice character that will guide you step by step the child in the task of being and feeling young artists.
Tux Paint has many useful tools, visual and sound effects and fantastic menu "Magic", a world of effects to be discovered for the little ones.
To see all the features visit this page
Look for and mark on Synaptic
From the terminal sudo apt-get install tuxpaint tuxpaint-data tuxpaint-config tuxpaint-stamps-default
Game-oriented learning of mathematics. This is really very funny.
Project site http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxmath/
Look for and mark on Synaptic tuxmath
sudo apt-get install tuxmath
Program that can teach you to write quickly. He teaches special techniques and demands a lot. In my opinion it is also suitable for adults. Use all ten fingers on the keyboard will be a game for kids ..... he he sorry for the joke.
Search and mark from Synaptic tuxtype tuxtype-data-nonfree
sudo apt-get install-data-nonfree tuxtype tuxtype
Well! Even this short chapter is closed. I have intentionally omitted from consideration, many other programs, preferring, therefore, suites constructed so that the games were chained to each other so that we can have a sense of logic and continuity between one game and another. List the infinity of individual educational programs for children, it was pointless. Still inform you that I have overlooked a project, KDE Education Project. This project has not been treated because, in my opinion, is not oriented exclusively to children ranging from 2-8 years. The programs of the suite KDE-Edu will be listed as they still develop this argument during the Chapter Of Ubuntu 360 ° - Education surprising.
Greetings to all and the next.