(Mouse on this page: Hot glue a plastic party ring onto a mouse to help children that have trouble with mouse control.)
- BillyBear4Kids provides simple mix and match on-line games for young children.
- Boohbah provides this quirky little program where all you have to do is click on specific paces and you get rewarded with very simple and fun graphics. It is a fun place to use those need mouse skills of left clicks in a specific place.
- Browser Books provides on-line PowerPoint type books where children read a story and click the arrow to turn the page.
- Bubble Wrap is just what it says- imagine! Virtual Bubble Wrap. You must use your mouse to pop the individual bubbles.
- Color Boxes - Headmouse, hands-free mouse, adaptive mice, camera mouse, alternative mice, or alternative input device, any mouse user is welcome to practice mouse skills!
- Color Vehicles (from HelpKidzLearn), Color Dinosaurs (from HelpKidzLearn), Coloring Activities (from Priory Woods School) and Coloring (from Ziggity Zoom) Provide coloring pages where the students click on a color and then click on a part of the picture to have it colored in.
- Cursor Moving tutorial is designed to help people who have never used a computer before. We will concentrate on using the mouse and a few other basic skills.
- Early Mouse Skills offers a growing collection of drag and drop activities to help develop early mouse skills.
- Find The Animal or Find the Vegetable (Papunet Games) provides pictures that respond when you click the mouse (or switch). You can choose “Settings” after choosing the activity to adjust the frequency of visual obstructions.
- Fireworks is exactly what it says it is. Click the o mouse and you will be rewarded with virtual fireworks.
- Inclusive Technologies has dedicated 4 activities for building mouse skills.
Jacob's Lessons starts with real basic mouse skill development to adding some matching skills, toworking with opposites and prepositions. Very basic skill development with simple, clear graphics and encouraging prompts.
Judy Phelps Learning to use a mouse provides a bundle of links and activities to help learn how to use a mouse.
Schools has a Kindergarten page with a nice little section on building mouse skills. The activities are provided in a simple format that keeps you calm and focused. Entertaining! Danbury, Connecticut
- Larry's Master the Mouse teaches the movements of teh mouse, clicking, double clicking and more. It has games and drills to help teach the mouse with animation and sounds.
- Lil’ Fingers provides early learning with mouse use. Nice simple graphics with great audio.
- Man in the Dark may not be for all as it is pretty weird! Weird and addictive, use your mouse / touch screen to move and watch the man loop and twist around the screen. Clicking once with the mouse begins a repeating animated sequence of more and more men, clicking again returns you to just one.
- Mouse Practice provides a listing of games, puzzles, Mr. Potato, Memory games, plus much more.
- Mouse Program provides simple (but not too young) activities for learning how to use all aspects of the mouse.
- Mousing Around provides games that provide clicking at different levels.
- Pop It! Balloon Pop Game really makes you work that mouse. As the balloons float up you must try to click on them dead center to make them burst. Pop The Bubbles allows you to change the speed which is a great bonus for the next level. The bubbles are smaller than the balloons so takes a little more skill.
- PRTV is a great little interactive playhouse for all ages. Makes you work that mouse!
- Singing Horses is a great simple program that even adults will have fun with!
For more, try the Shambles site which includes an extensive listing of mouse skill development sites along with explanations for each listing.