Best Typing for Kids Software
This article was provided to TechNewsDaily by our sister site, TopTenREVIEWS.
In a world of instant communication, kids need to learn how to type quickly and accurately. Children of any age can improve their typing skills with the right educational software.
TopTenREVIEWS has just released their choices for the three best typing for kids software applications, including Typing Instructor for Kids, UltraKey and Typing Quick & Easy.
"We all want our children to succeed in school. Typing software for kids is one way that parents can help. Our top three typing software applications have the features, lessons, drills and additional customizable options that will help make your kids meticulous typists," said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of TopTenREVIEWS.
The Top 3:
1. Typing Instructor for Kids: TopTenREVIEWS has awarded Typing Instructor for Kids their Gold Award for best typing software, as it provides the typing lessons and drills that children need to become successful typists, all in an exciting environment. This educational software is more like a computer game, as each lesson and activity brings students closer to achieving the final goal: capturing the castle.
2. UltraKey: This typing software for kids does not provide any typing games, but for what it lacks in this area, it more than makes up in lessons and drills that help children become precision typists. TopTenREVIEWS presented this typing software with the Silver Award because it challenges students and encourages them to type with exactness and focus.
3. Typing Quick & Easy: Individual Software has designed this TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner to help children become an expert typist. This typing software for kids has lessons that cater to those just learning how to type, as well as lessons for those with more experience.
What Makes The Best Typing for Kids Software?
During their research and comparison of the best typing software for kids, TopTenREVIEWS rated each educational software application according to the following criteria:
Feature Set: According to TopTenREVIEWS, typing for kids software should provide a variety of customizable options, including adjustable skill levels, words-per-minute and accuracy goals, timed lessons, progress reports and more.
Lessons & Drills: TopTenREVIEWS recommends 12 different typing for kids software applications, and each one has lessons and drills that help kids become better typists. Lessons and drills focus on speed building and accuracy. There should be individual lessons teaching keys from home-row, as well as 10-key keypad lessons. During the lessons, children will learn the keys, and in drills kids will be tested on what they have learned.
Ease of Use: Parents may not have the time to sit next to a child and watch them practice typing. Because of this, the typing software needs to be easy enough to use so that students can choose lessons, take typing tests and change settings on their own.
Help & Support: Because of the variety of lessons, drills and games, parents and children should have easy access to either a PDF manual or in-application help.
The best typing for kids software applications challenge children and provide them with the typing lessons, drills, games and options they need to learn how to type accurately and quickly. Children will reap the benefits of knowing how to type their entire personal and professional lives as they are able to effectively communicate with those around them.