Educational games are games designed to teach people, typically children, about a certain subject or help them learn a skill as they play. Sometimes this type of software is known as games edutainment because they combine education and entertainment.
This type of software aids the ‘normal’ learning process, either by helping the individual to absorb new information, or as a support for recalling information already learned. Educational programs, especially those for the youngest students, are often designed with the idea of ‘learn through play’. Many children are easily bored, and they are much more likely to be attentive if they find the activity or task to be enjoyable.
|GCompris||High quality educational software suite, including a large number of activities for children aged 2 to 10.|
|Childsplay||Collection of educational activities for young children|
|Colobot||Educational game aiming to teach programming through entertainment. You are playing as an astronaut on a journey with robot helpers to find a planet for colonization.|
|KDE Education Project||Educational applications from the official KDE 4 release. Most run in Windows.|
|TuxMath||Arcade-style video game for learning mathematics|
|Tux Typing||Educational typing program for children starring Tux, the Linux Penguin|
|Omnitux||Various educational activities around multimedia elements (images, sounds, texts)|
|Dr. Geo||Create geometric figures, called sketches|
|PianoBooster||Piano teaching MIDI software that displays the musical notes and teaches you how to play the piano.|
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