The Enchanted Crayon is the perfect computer based virtual coloring book for children. As the name suggests, it’s a coloring book for children but on a computer instead of using crayon and paper.
While nominally aimed at children of 3 years and older, we think that even younger children could be quite happy playing away with this.
Enchanted Crayon is a fun way to get children used to using a computer. And ‘fun’ is the keyword with this software. It’s also educational, which is always good. Enchanted Crayon helps teach children the basics about computers especially how a mouse and keyboard work. There’s also elementary aspects about choice and consequences, but all done with coloring in shapes and pictures, and is practically guaranteed to keep their attention.
There are 12 pictures for children to choose to color in, and there is a simple and child friendly color palette for them to use. The learning curve for children is almost non existent, and they will be coloring away within a few minutes.
The pictures come with varying degrees of difficulty so children can set themselves a real challenge once they’ve mastered the basics.
One of the best features is that finished pictures can easily be printed or saved for hanging on the fridge or sending to relatives. The autosave feature is a real bonus, for when the kids inevitably reset the computer by accident or close the program down by mistake.
The default pictures are all of cute and cuddly animals and have been pitched with a n appropriate age range in mind.
Adults can set access levels so the kids can select their coloring animal of choice, but lock them out of the more advanced settings, like hiding the x icon making it harder for them to close the software down, and a there is a similar option for printing as well.
The Enchanted Crayon can be used on any Windows based environment from PC, tablet, and notebook. Primarily designed to be used with a mouse, there’s also options to use an Xbox controller, if you have one.
Sound is also required, as it’s an integral part of the software, but does contribute to the overall experience.
- Coloring on a computer for children.
- Aimed at children.
- Bright vivid colors.
- Simple to learning.
- Cute animals.
- Easy to print.
- Auto save features.
- Ability to limit children’s limitless curiosity through thoughtfully provided grown-up controls.
Overall, Enchanted Crayon is a good piece of child focused educational fun, with the emphasis on fun.