Comupting for toddlers

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Comupting for toddlers

Post: #97991 Annpan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:34 am

I'd quite like to get some really simple - move the mouse type - 'games' for E.

I think that she can understand now, that there is a purpose in touching the keys and the mouse pad (we only have a laptop) I am coming round to the idea that a computer is a tool, like any other - you give a child a crayon to draw, why not give them a computer to learn what it can do...

I was thinking of a dogz type game - where you move the cursor and the dog follows it... then you can feed it and get certain sounds, get the idea?

Also my 'puter is on the old and slow side... the simpler the better

I am not going to pay for anything or use dodgy free download sites.... any ideas?
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Post: #98022 mrsflibble
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:17 pm

try www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies there's lots of toddler friendly games on there, or get something like Peggle where you position the curser and then press buttons to fire a ball at a load of pegs; it makes fun noises and I can vouch for it's toddler friend;ly-ness. Soph loves it.

Also I'd recommend getting Ballistic, but I can't think where I got my copy from as it's years and years old.

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Post: #98026 Annpan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:31 pm

Thankyou, but I have already tried Cbeebies... my computer is to crappy, it goes very slowly and jumpy... Plus, wot with having no TV, E hasn't got a clue who any of them are :?

I don't know ballistic - but sounds like a plan :mrgreen:

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Post: #98087 Bonniegirl
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:25 pm

There are some very good pre-school programmes for sale. We had some in my pre-school and they were very easy to use. But I can't remember for the life of me what they were called though.

Try ringing your local nursery school and see what they recommend.
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Post: #98108 Magpie
Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:15 pm

We also have a laptop, and found it worthwhile buying an external keyboard and mouse to plug in, for those excitable moments...

Most of our games for littlies are ancient, and therefore probably unavailable to buy. I wonder if your local library lends out games? Or video shop?


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