Free Downloads for Kids
Here are links to some free programs that are especially popular with younger people. If you have youngsters in your home, they may like some of the software on this page.
AbiWord is a free, full-featured word processor. It is available in many languages and is capable of many advanced word processing functions. It can work with MS Word documents as well as those written in Open Document Format.
Circus Linux is a game with things like bouncing clowns and balloons. Available for many different operating systems.
Drawing for Children
Download size: 1.2 MB. Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Drawing for Children is a simple drawing program with many nice features.
LeoCAD is a 3-D CAD program that uses bricks similar to those found in LEGO® sets. Currently it has a library of more than 1000 different pieces. Available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Tux of Math Command
Tux of Math Command used to be my goddaughter Kimberly's favorite game when she was little. It features evil math problems are dropping out of the sky.The player has to help Tux, the Linux penguin, save the world figuring out the answers before they hit the bottom of the screen. If you get the right answer, Tux shoots the math problems out of the sky. Available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Tux Type is a typing game and a typing tutor that helps young children learn to type. The person playing has to find the correct key on the keyboard to allow the penguin, named "Tux," to catch falling fish before they go splat on the ground.
This game can be very addictive.
Tux Paint is a simple and fun painting program for children. Available for Windows, BSD, and Linux.