Sunday, November 13, 2011

Keyboard Town Pals-TOS review

“Learn to type in one hour!”
866-200-8881 ▪
Recommended for Ages 6-12 and those with learning difficulties
CD-Rom or Web-based 
Base price:$30-40; A complete line of other typing products available 

This program claims to that all you need is "a kid, a computer and an hour".  I was a bit skeptical when I heard this claim and didn't see how they would be able to accomplish this in just one hour BUT my 11 year old daughter had amazing results.  She did learn to type without looking at the keyboard in less than 1 hour.  My son's speed has improved but he does still tend to look down at the keyboard but I'm certain that with more practice he will be able to type without looking.  I HIGHLY recommend this product for children and believe it will help their typing skills.

Keyboard Town Pals is a professionally developed typing program that is perfect for elementary school aged children.  It's easy and very effective with the music and puppets that are used throughout the program.  A puppet named Sunny is your guide and leads your through the 3 streeets of Keyboard Town.  

Keyboard Town Pals took about 5 years to develop and is presented as an enjoyable activity with no timed tests, competitions or pressure and this seems to make the children excel.  Another interesting thing to note is that the delete key doesn't work in this program because they wanted the children to focus on practicing typing not correcting mistakes.  This builds confidence and then the typing just seems to steadily flow and fewer mistakes are made.  Go ahead and research this program and I'm sure you will agree that this is a fun and innovative typing program.

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like things have been kicked up a notch since my kids learned with 'Mario Teaches Typing' back in the Middle Ages. lol :-)

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