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free software for kids
These open-source (free) software programs are recommended for children. Download on either PC (Windows) or Macintosh computers. Available on all Hennepin County Library KidLinks computers.
Scratch
WolfQuest
Tux Paint
  • animation software
  • from scratch.mit.edu
  • by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • for children ages 8 and up
  • FAQ support available
  • wildlife simulation video game
  • explores wolf behavior and ecology
  • from www.wolfquest.org
  • by the Minnesota Zoo
  • for children ages 9 and up
  • FAQ support available
  • easy-to-use drawing software
  • cartoon mascot guides children
  • from www.tuxpaint.org
  • by private software developer
  • for children ages 3-12
  • FAQ support available