Simple card/poster making programme for children

  skew 00:12 12 Jan 2007

Hi There

Some years ago I had a simple card /poster making programme for young children. I think it might have been a Microsoft one. It installed from a floppy. The user could change fonts, distort text, colour images etc. and print the results. It was great fun.

Now having grandchildren who are old enough to use such a programme, it has gone the way of all floppies.

Can anybody recall its name, and is it still available?

Many thanks


  Ho-Lin-Sok 01:30 12 Jan 2007

This should be good, you can download the templates afterwards as well for posters and banners etc.
click here

  €dstowe 08:14 12 Jan 2007

Don't underestimate how good even small children can be in using software.

In my view, buying "toy" software is not a good investment. It will be limited in what it can do and the child may then become frustrated with it.

I have two nieces who have been playing about with PSP and Photoshop for a long time now and, I'm quite embarrassed to admit that, they taught me a few tricks on Photoshop which I now use regularly. The younger one was five when she showed me.

Ho-Lin-Sok's link should provide some good software for your needs.

  skew 19:49 12 Jan 2007

Thank you Ho-Lin-Sok and Edstowe (sorry no euro symbol on keyboard down here in New Zealand) for your prompt and useful replies.

I don't underestimate the children"s abilities, they constantly amaze me.Their dexterity and speed of comprehension leaves me well behind.

The programme I asked about was definately a Microsoft one (wife's confirmation), and had things to amuse children in it. A bit better than a toybut I take your point Edstowe.

Will say this is resolved and try the children on Photoshop etc.

Thanks again

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