Typing Games for Kids
Typing games for kids are fun and they can teach kids how to type.
Acquiring keyboarding skills is essential in today's world. A child
who acquires typing skills early will find it easier to use a computer
as he or she grows up. Typing also allows children to express ideas
faster than they would by writing.
How early can children learn how to type? Actually they can learn as
young as 3 years old. Typing helps younger children develop hand-eye
coordination and fine motor skills. Games focused on typing can also
help children learn the alphabet and how to spell words early on.
Children can also help improve spelling skills. For example, there are
games that ask kids to type specific words using the keyboard. In the
process of typing a word, they learn how to spell it correctly.
Typing games for kids often feature characters from cartoons that kids
like. For younger children, the games consist in a keyboard designed
for children and a console that can be plugged in to the TV. For
school age children, there are video games for PC meaning that
children use a computer's keyboard to play the game.
A great typing game for younger children that
we recommend is
LeapFrog Clickstart My First Computer
(ages 3-6). This
game is very popular and has received positive reviews from
parents. Clickstart teaches kids not only how to use a
keyboard but also teaches them the letters of the alphabet,
counting and various computer skills (kids also learn how to
use a mouse). Another aspect of the Clickstart game that we
like is that the games become more challenging as the child
gets better. The console can be plugged in the TV and as with
all Leapfrog products it is very durable and can withstand
For older children (ages 6 - 10), we recommend the video game
Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum
(both for Windows
and Mac). The game plays like a video game and takes place on
Typer Island. Kids travel around the island, they search for
treasures and have to reach various locations such as the
Castle or the Lost City. In order to reach these locations,
they have to go through challenges that involve typing. For
example, they score points depending on how fast and how
accurately they can type a sentence. Therefore, kids acquire
typing skills all while participating in fun and exciting
adventures. The game is available in both English and Spanish.
It is amazing to see a child be able to type quickly and how these
games can teach a range of skills not only typing skills but also the
letters of the alphabet, spelling, computer skills and more. Adults
can also enjoy these games.
For adults willing to acquire typing skills, there are also adult
versions of Typing Instructor that are both fun and instructive!
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