[LCA2015-Chat] RFC Parenting Miniconf at lca2016

Thomas Sprinkmeier thomas.sprinkmeier at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 12:50:03 AEDT 2015

On 01/20/15 12:02, Robyn Willison wrote:
> There are versions for Linux, Android, MacOSX and Windows it appears the Android version has a small cost and the others are free.

IIRC the Windows version also has a small cost.

> Let your teachers know that this software is LEGAL to copy and give away.

Or give away a whole DVD full of stuff including GCompris:



I've probably got the old DVD ISO somewhere in case anyone is interested.
It should probably get updated, maybe even re-spun as a bootable USB stick.
(I'll have a go at de-mothballing this if there's enough interest)


>  From their website http://gcompris.net/index-en.html
> GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.
> Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.
> Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available in that category.
> computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures, ...
> arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...
> science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...
> geography: place the country on the map
> games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...
> reading: reading practice
> other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, ...
> Currently GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere.
> Robyn
> On 20/01/2015 5:21 AM, Michael Schmitz wrote:
>> Thanks Thomas,
>> I'll give that a try, our little monster starts kindy this week, there
>> may be reading on the cards soon.
>> I'll mention gcompris to the kindy staff - not sure what they already
>> have on their computers, this may be a nice addition (or something to
>> recommend for the parents).
>>    Michael

More information about the Chat mailing list