Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Unleash your child's creativity

Tux Paint (http://www.tuxpaint.org/) is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides parents children as they use the program.


Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. One of our favourites is the stamp tool where the child can take an existing picture (for example train, animal, tree) and stamp them on the canvas. Similar to what you would do with a rubber stamp (not the postage stamp...). You can download various stamp bundles online. As a train enthusiast, Josiah's favourite is of course the train set.


The freehand drawing tools are also good fun, definitely much easier to use than those in GIMP or Photoshop.


I recommend that you give it a try, let your (inner or actual) child unleash his/her creativity. And did I tell you that it is free?


Memories Of Mine said...

I am defiantly going to give this a try. We love online games that involve learning new skills.

This have been really hectic here. I'm just trying to pop into to say hi to a few blog friends before bed.

Merryn said...

this is nice. thanx for sharing. :)

CathJ said...

Ow.. this is great..

Cherry said...

i'll definitely introduce this to my lil' girl. thank you so much for the link and this very informative post. happy tuesday! :)

ve said...

thank you for sharing!!! :) *langsung mau nyoba nih*

J.H said...

the best is the STAMP feature, it said the name of the object and mimic the sound it made.
My son is learn a lot of new words, shapes and drawing at the same time.

Anonymous said...

oh thanks so much for this! this is great!

Ayie said...

free? wow that's nice to know and very good to recommend to kids. I like it when they explore their inner talents.