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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. Just open from the START menu!
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