art_cap_booksThe software here is for educating from the home using Linux software. I fundamentally believe that education should not be confined to the school. This selection of software is what I use in my home with my kids. This is as an alternative to using web-based educational software out there or to supplement it. If you are creative and want to invest the time, also customizable allowing you to take control of your child’s education in another aspect.


Typing tutor for children Tux Typing is an educational typing tutor game starring Tux, the Linux penguin. It is designed to be entertaining for children, but can be used by all ages to improve typing skills. Tux Typing includes two video game-style activities that give practice typing individual characters and words. There is also a phrase typing activity that provides practice with phrases and sentences, with on-screen display of accuracy and typing speed. Tux Typing supports all commonly used desktop platforms, and is packaged with translation files and word lists for many (human) languages. The program is capable of displaying essentially the entire Unicode character set.
I have personally found this program to be better for keeping the attention of young ones than some of the web based commercial options.


LeoCAD is a Cross Platform, Open Source, easy to use and intuitive CAD application with an interface that is designed to allow new users to start creating new Lego models without having to spend too much time learning the application. It has a rich feature set that enables experienced users to build models by using techniques that are more advanced. LeoCAD is fully compatible with the LDraw Standard and related tools, and it reads and writes LDR and MPD files so that you can share and download models from the Internet. It also uses the LDraw parts library, which has almost 10,000 different parts and continues to receive updates. Versions available for Windows, Linux and macOS to ensure that users are familiar with the program interface.

Since LeoCAD is open-source, contributions for fixes and features are welcome and it will always remain free.

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