Apple - Kids & Learning
The Kid's Domain
Baby Banger 1.2.1
So there's this kinda nice application called Baby Time that my son (now almost 6) loved when he was little, like two or three years old. It took over the full screen and when he hit a key it would put a colorful shape on the screen and play a sound. Unfortunately, it doesn't run well under Classic.
He's since graduated to bigger things (like dinosaurs and Star Wars), but when my daughter just turned 2 and I'd like something like Baby Time for her. Well, being that I'm an engineer at Apple, I went ahead and wrote a simple Cocoa application to do something similar for her.
And, being an engineer (employed by Apple or not), I couldn't leave well enough alone, so here's the new and improved version. It can play not only various sounds, but also speak the names and colors of the shapes. You can choose between three different color schemes -- red, white, and black for the littlest kids; the Apple system color scheme; or the Crayons color scheme. With version 1.2, you can choose which shapes you want individually. Lastly, you can also set the volume from within the application. All of these settings are preserved in a preferences file.
Coloring Book 3.2
An electronic coloring book. Also, includes a Lite Brite mode.
Doozla is an easy-to-use drawing application for children. Doozla includes beautiful art to color-in and draw-on.
Josh's Apple Game 1.0.1
Josh's Apple Game is about as straight forward as a game can get. Josh is a little doggie. He needs your help to catch the apple's falling from his apple tree. You lead him back and forth across the screen to catch apples, using your mouse. Whenever he catches an apple, points are awarded, adding to his "Catch" total.
This little game lets your children play with music. They can either click the on-screen keyboard with the mouse or also use the normal keyboard keys to play the notes. Choose one of four instruments for different sounds and open mp3-files to play along.
Kid Pix Deluxe 3X 1.23
Now kids can easily create amazing multimedia art with stunning graphics, fun sounds, and lively animation. Nobody gives them more cool tools, creative projects, or hours of 100% pure fun than Kid Pix. You've got more creative options than ever before!
Kid's Clicks 1.1
Comes with a module of a farmyard scene. Click on the animals to make a moo, oink etc. Pretty easy to make your own modules.
With KidzMail children draw pictures and send them to people in their address book. Addressing email is as simple as choosing recipients from a list of pictures and names. Even if children can't read the names they can pick out the pictures. Parents control the address book, so they know who their children are sending email to.
KidzMail sends real email that any email client will accept. Pictures are sent as both JPEGs (a popular picture format found on the Internet) and KidzMail pictures. Even somebody without KidzMail should be able to receive and view KidzMail pictures.
KidzMemory is a small card game for kids. Try to find a matching pair of cards with as little attempts as possible. The game lets you choose from 6 to 30 cards. The game has 4 predefined card sets and you can add as many sets as you like. The cards are 100w x 150h pixel JPEG graphics.
Created for K-5 learners, Kidspiration provides an easy way to apply the proven principles of visual learning. Students build graphic organizers by combining pictures, text and spoken words to represent thoughts and information.
Has 5 games. WordSpell, Color Shapes, MosaicPatterns, Five in a Row, and PlayNotes.
Letter World 2.2
Letter World is a children's game designed to help them learn associations of letters and words (as well as keep them entertained for awhile).
"MiniKidsGames" is a collection of small games for kids, intended to amuse my son, Ryosei (pronounce like Leo-say). All games in the application are easy to play. I hope your kids also enjoy these games. It also supports full-screen mode so you don't have to be worried about having unknown new items or missing items on your Macs while your kids are playing.
OK-Writer is a word processor designed for young children to grow up with. Every editor window has an easy-to-use button-driven interface that lets them write stories with ease. They can then save and print their stories, and even have them read aloud by the computer.
Beyond the basic features offered by the buttons, OK-Writer offers all the standard features expected in a basic word processor, including a spell checker, complete access to font and style settings, the ability to embed graphics into stories, and much more. These options are all available through pull-down menus -- ready and available when your child is ready for them.
OK-Writer is shareware and costs only US $10. You can pay the registration fee using our online store. There's no sales tax collected; we pay it out of our own pocket! There's no nag screen, no crippled features to frustrate your child. Just the software and our faith in your sense of responsibility.
Racing Math 1.3.0
Racing Math helps children learn their math facts from 1 through 10 and to improve the speed with which they do them. While they learn they also have fun racing the computer and receiving awards for the execellent work they do.
Scratch is a new programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories, games, music, and art.
Tux Paint 0.9.20
Tux Paint is a free drawing program designed for young children (kids ages 3 and up). It has a simple, easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who helps guide children as they use the program. It provides a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help your child be creative.
TykeWriter is a word processing program intended for children who are learning to read and write. It is trivial to learn and use. TykeWriter can be used without the keyboard, using only the mouse and on-screen alphabet. This makes the child task of learning to write much simpler. The child is no longer confused and distracted by having to look down at the keyboard to find each character's hiding spot. Also, the child is presented with only the features that they are likely to use. As the child develops, new features can be added by changing the level setting for that child.
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