I appreciate a lot of us here might not be at this stage of our lives (yet), but with the coronavirus confining us to hour homes, I now have a 4-year old at home that needs to be entertained and possibly educated. Found it really fun and easy to hook onto a few of his delights (seeing things he likes) the simplest of game mechanics tricking him into learning letters using Processing.
[update: see first two letter games here: https://github.com/rapatski/quarantaine]
The first (PictureType_Word) was designed to enthuse my son (2yo at the time, now 4) to learn the alphabet and the concept of sequence. The game speaks every letter or number you type, and rewards a matching sequence of letters with a photo from the database.
The second (PictureType_Letter) lets MacOS speak a word, prompting the player to type the first letter of that word. If they get it right, they get rewarded by a picture of that word.
Has anyone else done any of this kind before, or would enjoy the challenge or have ideas for new ones? Super keen to hear!!