GCompris is a high quality educational game contains many educative activities for children aged 2 to 10 years old. It divided into some categories, each category contains many activities:

  • computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gesture, ...
  • algebra: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...
  • science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...
  • geography: place the country on the map
  • games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...
  • reading: reading practice
  • other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, ...

Gcompris supports many languages such as English, Bahasa Indonesia, Arabic, French, Portuguese, etc. In GCompris, a special attention is made to keep the user interface simple and the graphics pleasant. While simple, GCompris is very addictive for the children, even the youngest. The child can discover the activities alone, but the help of a parent or teacher can be needed to help the child go further.

Install GCompris on Ubuntu
GCompris is available on official Ubuntu repository, so you can type the following command to install it:
  • sudo apt-get install gcompris gcompris-sound-id tuxpaint gnucap gnuchess
It will install the most out of GCompris including extra activities. Please change "gcompris-sound-id" with your desired language code e.g. "gcompris-sound-en" for English or "gcompris-sound-ar" for Arabic.

GCompris is also available for Windows and Mac OSX users, please click here to go to the download page.

Let's play :)


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