Teaching picture skills and music to kids can have so many benefits for your children. Encourage the kids to learn music and drawing as children's brains also develop faster when they are exposed to arts.
Picture and music are some of the best ways you can keep your kids fun and educational. Here, we have rounded up some great picture and music Mac apps for education for kids to play.
Drawing tool for kids
Tux Paint is a great drawing program for kids between 3 and 12 years old to let loose their creativity.
It comes with different brushes, shapes and stamps with which a natural-looking painting can be made. Pictures created using the application can be saved and recovered at any time.
The magic tools let kids add objects such as bricks, grass, sparks, or color arches, as well as different effects (lighten, darken, chalk, negative, drip, distortion, etc.)
The size of the drawing canvass is fixed. If you are worried about leaving the child alone in from of the computer, Tux Paint can be run on full screen and some functions, such as printing or sounds, can be deactivated.
Open-source software to generate hand-drawn 2D animations
Pencil2D is a multiplatform open-source tool that enables you to draw and animate 2D art.
Pencil2D can't compete with Flash, even though its animations are based in keyframes and different layers. Unlike Flash, when using Pencil2D you'll need to hand-draw each frame of your animation.
Pencil2D allows you to create four layers: bitmap layer, vector layer, sound layer, and video layer, all of which need their corresponding elements in order to produce an animation.
The version for Mac allows you to export your animation to video, something that the version for Windows is still lacking.
Download Amazon Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and AIFF
Macsome Amazon Music Downloader for Mac can download music from Amazon to save Amazon songs on your Mac. It is an easy-to-use Amazon Music Converter, which lets you convert any Amazon songs on your computer so that you can transfer Amazon music to various devices and players, such as iPhone, iPod, Android tablets, and more.
Besides, you can also download songs from Amazon Music Unlimited & Prime Music and convert any Amazon songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, and FLAC at faster conversion speed and CD output quality. It supports batch conversion to import playlists or albums to the program at the same time.
It is an easy-to-use Amazon music to MP3 converter, enabling you to convert Amazon songs to MP3 with ID tags preserved. You can use it for personal use legally.
Because drawing and coloring is child's play
Doozla is a drawing application that lets your little ones' creativity run wild as they paint and color the shapes and figures found in the program.
The application runs in fullscreen, meaning you can leave your kids alone in front of the computer with no worries. The paint modes in Doozla include: free drawing, coloring, painting on a background, and painting over a screenshot taken by the webcam.
Doozla's paint controls are standard for this type of application: brush, eraser, rectangle, circle, text, line, etc. The drawings can be saved so your kids can look at them whenever they want.
A different way of composing sounds and music
HighC presents an original and unique way of learning about music. It's an application similar to KidsSynth that lets you create and compose melodies in a visual way.
In fact, you actually use a paintbrush to draw tones on a canvas. You can control the thickness and length of the strokes, and the sound of the note depends on the location and direction of the stroke.
Use the scale to the left of the canvas to correctly place the notes. Apply wrappers and wave styles to get special sounds. Finally, don't forget to select all the strokes so you can listen to your completed masterpiece.