Are you just starting your child on the computer but aren’t sure which program would be best for the youngest learners? You want more than the clicking around that kids seem to start in the womb. You want a program that teaches a bit about mouse functions, tools and toolbars, maybe even some text?
You’re looking for KidPix.
According to the creator, “KidPix combines art tools, graphic capability with ease of use and powerful new teacher tools to inspire creativity and learning.” According to the world, it’s the most popular drawing program for kids. Ever.
Here’s a first project that will do all of the basics (mouse, tools, toolbars) as well as appeal to your child’s creativity. and, it’s quick and easy.
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Here are more summer projects that include KidPix:
- Introduction to KidPix
- #2: How to KidPix II
- How to Make a Cover Page in KidPix
- #34: How to Teach Dolch Words with KidPix
- #26: Create a Storybook in KidPix
- #26: Intro PowerPoint in Second Grade
- #25: Intro to PowerPoint–with KidPix Pictures
- #20: A Holiday Card in KidPix
- #16: A Holiday Memory in Word or KidPix
- #44: How to Teach Geography with KidPix I
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This tip first appeared in Ask a Tech Teacher on 4-21-2010 © AskATechTeacher. All rights reserved.