[linux-audio-user] Software suitable for children

Brad Fuller brad at sonaural.com
Sat Dec 9 14:42:26 EST 2006

carmen wrote:
> On Sat Dec 09, 2006 at 11:21:40AM +0100, Bengt Gördén wrote:
>> Hi,
>> One of my colleges asked me about Linux audio software suitable for children. 
>> I must admit that I never thought of that. Although I have children of my 
>> own. My children play with our small studio and if theres a problem I'm there 
>> anyway. But my college needs software that is more geared towards ease of use 
>> and in his case towards children (not that fluent in English) in the age of 
>> 6-7 years. So if you have any suggestion it would be appreciated. 
> git clone git://dev.laptop.org/projects/tamtam 

Tamtam is a good one to look at and the OLPC is a good reference.
Here's the OLPC Wiki link:

and the repo:

Along the same lines, while not Linux only and not only for audio but 
entire multimedia, you should definitely look into eToys. eToys runs in 
squeak, a Smalltalk-80 environment. eToys and other educational apps 
have been running in squeak and used in schools for many years around 
the world.

Here are some links:

Squeakland: http://www.squeakland.org/  - click on "What is Squeak" for 
a good overview

eToys on the OLPC laptop: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Etoys

Articles on eToys and education: 

Some info for teachers:

Very good site for French speakers (or have google translate):

Squeak main site: http://www.squeak.org/

If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to ask.
Squeak is a rich environment and I think many here would find it 
engaging and fun. BTW, the latest Linux VM has an ALSA plugin.

brad fuller
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