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any good for a 5 year old?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:48 am

Hi, I just seen the rasperry pi on bbc BBC News today for the first time and thought it looked really good. Since then ive spent ages searching and cant aeem to find any educational games for a 5 year old? Can someone tell me if there is any and any recommendations in relation to a 5 year old using this would he greatly appreciated

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Re: any good for a 5 year old?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:24 am

It all depends on the child &, assuming you're the parent, your enthusiasm & guidance :)

Just go to:

& there you'll find tabs indicating app categories so you can browse at your leisure & decide if the RPi might be an interesting educational tool for the child. It's not expensive, so should you buy it & find it's not suitable, I'm sure you could pass it on, & or give it as a gift.


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Re: any good for a 5 year old?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:14 pm

We recommend Scratch for kids of that age - but they will need a spot of supervision. (And you don't need to go to the store; it's pre-installed, and you can set the Pi to boot straight into it.)
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Re: any good for a 5 year old?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:46 pm

Well I can say my 5 year old (now 6 and still very keen) enjoyed it a lot.

If you want some ideas on what to try, then have a look at the MagPi article describing the experience: ... 3_final/20

The most important thing I would say is to ensure you are up to speed with it first (make sure you have everything ready to go). Even if you do a "simulated" out of the box experience (get them to wire it up with your help) it is good to ensure you don't hit any snags along the way (and loose their interest).

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