Kids and computer skills

These days young children get tablets and phones, but I also want mine to have PC skills. Written below are my experiences, all children are different and have different interest, so your results my be different in what they like. These are the apps that my daughter enjoyed at different ages.

  • Buy a small mouse (travel mouse)
  • Buy a laptop from every Windows generation (I have one for DOS, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 7)

From about age 2:
CyberStart: app to teach mouse movements, no clicking needed! (Runs fine on Windows XP)
Text editor (like Wordpad, Word, etc.): app to teach keyboard inputs
From about age 3:
OneToOne: app that teaches mouse movements with clicks (Runs fine on Windows XP)
Minisebran (Runs fine on Windows XP)
From about age 4.5:
Jumpstart Pre School (Runs on Windows ME)
Animal Genius (Runs fine on Windows XP)
Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure (Runs fine on Windows XP)
Kea coloring book (Runs fine on Windows XP)
From about age 5.5:
Putt-Putt saves the zoo (Dutch: Putt-Putt red de zoo) Runs fine on Windows ME

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