I'll be updating this as I go...
The list of linux apps I install, suitable for cut and paste into a sudo apt-get install command for a debian-based linux distro, because that's how I do it:
sudo apt-get install gcompris tuxpaint tuxpaint-config tuxmath tuxtype ktuberling stopmotion playonlinux extremetuxracer neverputt pingus funnyboat pysiogame stellarium
stellarium-datasupertuxkart sugar connectagram
Via playonlinux, install:
- 3d train studio - downloads free version via script. Pretty awesome for kids that like trains.
- 20 trains (running) is a fun one to download.
- gcompris - a big bundle of kids games, puzzles, and educational activities. Highly recommended.
- tuxpaint - awesome painting program with lots of stamps. The config allows various settings.
- tuxmath - still seeing if my kid likes it.
- tuxtype - my kid loves this typing tutor, from about 1yr old. Seriously.
- ktuberling - Mr Potato Head goes cyberspace.
- stopmotion - makes stopmotion - still testing this one
- playonlinux - scripts to install many Windows apps under wine. Most, but not all, require the CD
- extremetuxtracer - 3D racing game, with Tux sliding down a ski slope.
- neverputt - a minigolf game
- pingus - a funny game for kids that like penguins, and what kid doesn't?
- funnyboat - great kids game.
- pysiogame - another educational game suite like gcompris, slightly more advanced.
- stellarium - study the planets and stars.
- supertuxkart - 3D racing game in go-karts.
- sugar - the One Laptop Per Child OS. Still experimenting.
- connectagram - word de-scramble game.
Other stuff to remember:
* Celestia - no current install candidate.