Help me trick out my kid's Mac
February 23, 2009 7:23 AM Subscribe
Help me trick out my old Mac for my preschooler.
posted by mds35 to computers & internet (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm handing my old G4 down to my son who is almost 4 years old. What kind of fun learning software (for Mac OS X 10.4 - PPC) do you recommend?
He's starting to learn to read and he likes trains, dinosaurs and space. I'm looking for educational games that he can enjoy on a rainy day. I'm thinking simple reading/spelling skills, matching games.
The computer is an old G4 "Sawtooth" PowerMac, 450MHz, 768 gigs of RAM, running OS X 10.4.11. It has trouble with Flash, and there is only 32MB of VRAM, so I want to avoid graphics-intensive games.
I'd also like to hear your own experience with setting up computers for kids. And if you have peripheral hardware recommendations as well, please share!