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HI,
I'm setting up my old PC with windows XP for my kids (7 and 5)
Where can I find good educational game , to make them dicovering keyboard, mice , drawing, stuff that kind, for their age and later.

Thank you
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Question by:speedtofly
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Felix Leven earned 125 total points
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My son loved GCompris, it is free and teaches Computer Basics (mice/Keyboard), it works on different platforms (IOS lately) and it has a lot of different exercises and games.


http://gcompris.net/
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by:Dan Craciun
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I've used KidzUI for my daughter when she was 5, but she  lost interest quickly.

What worked for her at that age was Edubuntu, with GCompris and the other packages for children.

HTH,
Dan
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by:rindi
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I would support Dan's approach and also say you should rather go for a specialized Linux distro built for this purpose, for example "DoudouLinux":

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=doudou

http://www.doudoulinux.org/web/english/index.html

The advantages are several. First you don't use an insecure OS like XP for which support ends soon. You don't make the mistake of getting your kids to adopt the bad habits that XP allows. It is free and OpenSource. According to their site it runs from PII Processors upwards, so it shouldn't have any issues with your old PC. You can run it directly from the LiveDVD or a USB stick, so it doesn't require installation. It has parental controls which allow you to block online content etc.
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by:John Hurst
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I have a small ThinkPad X120e that came with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. My granddaughter uses this for a variety of online activities and games. She gets online activity sites from her school and likes those.

The computer has wireless, so it can be in the kitchen or family room.

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by:John Hurst
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@speedtofly - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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by:rindi
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Why the "C" grade? We gave good advice and you haven't told us what wasn't good with the suggestions.
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by:speedtofly
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I'm sorry  I meant to give A could the administrator fix that ?
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Sorry I was multitasking with the kiddos :-)
The system require to choose one best solution , though there were all good.
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