If you’re looking for a computer program that will help your kids get started off with computers, then Tux Paint is the perfect software for you. Tux Paint is a specially designed software application for kids ages 3 to 12 that lets them draw and paint right on their computers. What’s amazing with this software is that it is created for kids who are only beginning to use computers for the first time. The entire software is designed to allow kids to get used to using computer peripherals, like the mouse and the computer’s monitor or screen. Since this is a painting and drawing software, the main peripheral that the child will be using is the mouse, with the monitor as their canvas.
The user interface is simple and incredibly easy to use for kids. There is a wide array of drawing and painting tools that can be used right off the bat. The drawing canvas is fixed, so there is no need for specifying screen size, pixels or resolution units. This won’t be a problem for adults who will be installing Tux Paint since the software is supported in a range of operating systems, which include Windows (from Windows 95 to Windows 8), Linux and Unix systems and pretty soon, Mac OS X. The software itself is chock-full of drawing and painting tools, from paint brushes and rubbers stamps, to shape tools, line tools, label and text tools and even special effects tools.
So if you’re looking for a computer program that will help your little tykes get acquainted with the computer, steer clear of game consoles and handhelds. Instead, get them working on a proper desktop or laptop computer and install Tux Paint today. The software is free and open source, so everyone can benefit from the advantages this amazing application has to offer.
Software is extremely easy to use
Contains child-proof features and allows them to focus on their painting and drawing tasks
Free to download and supported on numerous operating systems
For a virtually free software that lets kids get used to computers in a fun and free way, I can’t find a single disadvantage with Tux Paint