Keyboard & Mouse suggestions for 3-5 yr old please!

My god daughter will be trying out some new children's learning games and I was hoping to get some suggestions for a children's size keyboard and mouse. Should I get one of those huge track balls? Or just a mini-mouse?

I thought this keyboard and mouse set up looked pretty good. Some of these [http://store.ergocube.com/ergokids.h... mice[/url] look pretty good (check out the oversized track balls at the bottom of that page at that link).

Thanks for the help!

My thoughts on spending real money on a piece of equipment their gonna have to get used to any way is crazy. What you should do is get a 10 dollar keyboard and 5 dollar mouse and call it good. I used keyboards twice my size and I was fine, granted they were heavier than I was too.

Well, it's their older Dell computer, so they're not really spending the money. Anyway, a regular keyboard and mouse is too big, so anyone have any experiences with kids size keyboards and mice please?

Technically if the keyboard and mouse are bigger, they should be easier to use (larger buttons.) I'd do as Sku Boi said and just pick up a cheap set and let her get used to it. You could probably even just let her use the set thats already hooked up, but chances are she'll destroy them and/or cover them in that mysterious child filth that covers every childs hands. (Which subsequently turns everything in my house into a sticky mess.)

If you must, i'd just check around for a cheap mini laptop mouse. You can usually find wireless laptop mini-mice for cheap.

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Draco wrote:

Well, it's their older Dell computer, so they're not really spending the money. Anyway, a regular keyboard and mouse is too big, so anyone have any experiences with kids size keyboards and mice please?

My little dude does just fine with my mouse, a Logitech MX518 gaming mouse.

THe trick isn't that the mouse is too big, it's that they are generally too sensitive. With this one, I click a button and the movement is suddenly much slower - slow enough that he can play Toontown without help - well, "play" is relative, and I have to help steer in the car races, but he can run around town just fine, can find the car races, can teleport to his house and back to town, etc. without help.

Actually, I wasn't really paying attention, and it turns out he bought some new clothes and an armchair.

He doesn't type other than to "play the typing game", a.k.a. notepad.exe, and besides Toontown, he loves playing the painting game(mspaint) and daddy's game(WoW - I let him run around Ironforge and I have a hotbar full of macros, emotes, spells and the horsie just for him).

Again, I think sensitivity adjustment is more valuable than special sizing.