Friday, October 16, 2015

Tux Paint: Penguin Power

Early this year I discovered Tux Paint. These are some of the many, many lessons that we have used it in recently:
Grade 2: The Solar System
Grade 0: African Culture
Grade 00: Drawing a Dinosaur
We have found Tux Paint to be incredibly useful in the Junior Primary lab. It offers artistic control that children as young as 4 or 5 are able to access. In addition to that, we use it for reinforcing themes that are being taught in the classrooms. Many parents have asked for the name of the program so that they can install it on home computers, and are amazed that Tux Paint is a free operation. On any given afternoon, half of the children in the lab have Tux Paint open and are working on experimental artwork, stories, or drawings.

In this day and age I struggle to find any programs that are age appropriate, offline-accessible and free. Thank you to the makers to Tux Paint, it is truly a program that we use daily.

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