Tux4Kids - Open source education software for children

About Tux4Kids

Tux4Kids is an international group of volunteers developing high-quality software for kids, with the goal of combining fun and learning into an irresistable package.

Our software is free: you can download it for use at home or onto hundreds of computers in a school. We support all major platforms, including Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/Unix. Our programs are used by people around the globe, and they have been translated into dozens of different languages. As open-source software, these programs can be freely extended or customized, and they are supported by active communities of volunteer developers.

Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, or a kid, give Tux4Kids software a try!

Main Projects

Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a drawing program for children as young as 3 years old, containing Tux the Linux penguin, many goofy sound effects, and a large assortment of prepackaged imagery and special effect tools.

Tux, of Math Command

Tux, of Math Command lets kids hone their arithmetic skills while they defend penguins from incoming comets, or offers them a chance to explore the asteroid belt with only their factoring abilities to bring them through safely!

Tux Typing

In Tux Typing, Tux the penguin is hungry, and loves to eat fish. But Tux can only catch the fish if you type the right letters in time! Can you help Tux?

Other projects

There are also a number of in-progress projects that can be found on our GitHub project page.