Learning to type can be tricky for lil fingers and young minds. TypeKids offers an online program that teaches children the basics of typing and also builds skills they already have. Through interactive lessons your child will learn proper typing posture, home keys, and how to type using other keys on the keyboard. My children are 5 and 10 and they both tried out TypeKids. My children were not fond of the lessons. There was a lot of repetition, which is a great way to build the skill, but it was drawn out and boring. My five year old was very excited, when he was rewarded the coins at the end of each lesson. These coins opened the gateway to new games. The program does offer many benefits and seemed to help build up much needed typing skills. However, I feel that it is a bit out dated. The program itself is old technology and not appealing to today’s children. It reminds of programs I used when I was young, back in the 80’s. All in all I think it is still a great learning tool.
If you would like to try out TypeKids, you may sign up for a free trial which includes the first three lessons. No credit card is required for the trial period.