Mac games for toddler

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  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    Hey all, my little girl is growing up, now a very talkative and smart 2 year-old. She wants to "play on the computer like daddy", and I'm looking for some games for her. I found this game called "AlphaBaby" that paints shapes and letters on the screen as she presses buttons on the keyboard. She likes it, but gets bored very easily...she liked it more 6 months ago. So, I'd like to find her something a little more advanced. Anyone know of any games that would be appropriate for a 2-3 year-old? Maybe something that teaches how to use the mouse and keyboard? I know there are some games in the Jumpstart series targeted at toddlers and preschoolers, but the Mac versions require Classic mode, which I no longer have.
    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    I can't speak from experience (yet - wife and I are expecting our first in May), but if you need Classic, why not just pick up a cheap fruity iMac that'll work with OS9 and OSX?
     
  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the advice and congrats on the upcoming addition to your family! I don't think we're ready to get a dedicated computer for our daughter yet...it'll still cost more than we want to spend, and we don't really have the room for it.
     
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  5. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! This is actually very similar to the game she plays now...but I gotta say, "BabyBanger" has got to be the worst name ever conceived.
     
  6. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    I to have a young daughter, and finding games for the very young is hard, as most games are geared for preschool and older.
    Yes we have alpha baby, but she tires of that to easy.
    She does however, like this one very much

    http://mac-free.com/download/Tux-Paint.html
     
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    I did think about that while i posted but thought oh well its the game not the name that counts. Your right whoever thought of Baby Banger shouldnt be in kids marketing
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Tried digging around some more,but as stated there all for pre-school
     
  9. kermit&delroy macrumors newbie

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    I cannot recommend reader rabbit baby/toddler/preschool enough. My 2 year old LOVES it and can play independently. They have it for sale on amazon or just google it!
     
  10. GregE macrumors 6502

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    My kids aren't toddlers but love to find games online for the shows they like to watch. I would search for some of the shows your daughter likes and see if they have online games.

    Nick Jr is always a good starting point. I just looked for Dora and I know they have one. I would imagine other shows she likes do too.

    They were just telling me about a new show coming that has fun things to do online.
    http://www.nickjr.com/shows/ni-hao-kai-lan/index.jhtml

    Playhouse Disney has some online games too. Some I'm sure on Disney's main site are not appropriate for her. Just check them out and then save her some links to the ones you approve.

    Also, when my oldest was little, I bought a mouse that was smaller and kid friendly. The left and right buttons were color coded with dot's so we could tell her to press the red button. It really helped her since it fit her hands. Actually, I think I still have it if anybody might be interested in it. It was a USB mouse so we could have her's and ours both connected at the same time.

    Here is a link to it. http://store.ergoguys.com/tmo.html
     
  11. toddler, Mar 26, 2014
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    toddler macrumors newbie

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    I know it's an old thread, but I bet some people are still using these great links that other posters have shared, so here comes my contribution:

    http://slicker.me/letters/
    and
    http://slicker.me/numbers/

    that even 2 year olds can enjoy, all the while learning important skills.

    Remember not to let them spend too much time in front of the screen, though!

    They have more important things to do at that age, like playing in the sandbox :)
     
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