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My 5 year old daughter took an interest in things Atari but except for the very nice CocoNotes which I knew from an ANTIC interview I didn't find anything that was slow and simple enough for her to enjoy.

 

Any recommendations would be welcome (and need not be limited to 8-bit, VCS/Stella would be fine, too).

 

 

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With a bit of help: River Rat, Alf in the Colour Caves, Sea Horses

Some of the Monkey Educational stuff: Search on Atarimania for Monkey!

Atarimania has a category Educational - Introductory http://www.atarimania.com/pgelstsoft.awp?system=8&type=G&genre=78&step=25

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I remember my daughter enjoyed http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-colorasaurus_1129.htmla lot.

 

She also liked Philsans game Cookie Monster (see his post)

 

She also enjoyed http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-big-bird-s-special-delivery_618.html

 

When she got used a bit more to joystick one of the first games she played were:

* Nibbler

* Pac-Man Arcade on bear level

* MegaMania

 

It was pretty hard for her to hold a joystick. I first let her play with a joypad (7800 style joypad).

Later -when she wanted to use a real joystick- I used a few of these to fix the joystick to the desk.

 

 

That works excellent. She is 7 now, and she is really good at certain games.

 

 

 

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Jane's Program comes to mind - written for such a child.

 

Not a game, but just something to do with the joystick.

 

EMI has some jigsaws - one being Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

 

There would be stories on disk suitable for that age - but I can't remember the titles for them.

 

Harvey

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My 5 year old daughter took an interest in things Atari but except for the very nice CocoNotes which I knew from an ANTIC interview I didn't find anything that was slow and simple enough for her to enjoy.

 

Any recommendations would be welcome (and need not be limited to 8-bit, VCS/Stella would be fine, too).

 

 

Only game I can think of is Animal Party.

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"Strictly Gone Bananas" is one of my favorite examples for a nice kid friendly game:

Download and description:

http://gury.atari8.info/games/6858.php

 

 

Wow - that's really good. My 5 year old loves it, and the difficulty is just right for him on "easy".

 

Btw - there's a XEX file of it here:

http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=7152

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