Typing Instructor for Kids Gold - Mac
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Typing Instructor Gold for Kids - Mac Version
Do you remember the fable from India in which the blind men took turns investigating an elephant's shape? One felt the tusk and thought an elephant was like a spear, while another felt the trunk and thought an elephant was like a snake. I was very much reminded of this fable when I asked two employees to review the number one best-selling typing software for children, Typing Instructor for Kids Gold.
Terrific or Troublesome?
One saw the program as troublesome because of the occasional references to luck or wishing, the sporadic glimpses of skeletons or peering eyes, and the fact that children are asked to consult a talking stone if they need additional typing instruction. But the other reviewer saw it as an exciting, motivating method of teaching young children how to touch-type.
Multi-Level Games, Graduated Drills, and Hundreds of Activities
This latest version of the interactive fiction typing game, Typing Instructor for Kids Gold, offers thirty-plus action-packed, multi-level game challenges; graduated drills and lesson plans; hundreds of activities, exercises, and tests; and bilingual learning in English and Spanish.
Eleven Customizable Plans – With or Without Games
Using proven typing techniques, children will master the keyboard while journeying with Toby and Lafitte to five imaginative lands where they learn proper typing techniques and to build keyboarding skills. Just choose a typing plan, set a words-per-minute goal (this can be adjusted at any time), and as your child explores Typer Island he will learn to type along the way. The engaging lessons and exercises teach children important typing skills, including speed and accuracy. If your children find your old typing program boring, and if you are looking for the right balance of education, entertainment, and motivation in a typing program, then consider the award-winning Typing Instructor for Kids Gold.
Typer Island has a lot of Adventurer tools for kids to find their way around the Island. Aboard the Tour Ship kids can learn everything about Typer Island! A convenient Map Room helps kids to see where they are on their adventure, where they are going next, and what keys they will learn. The Treasure Chest shows what new coins and points they have earned. Kids can display a variety of graphs in the Saved Results area to see their performance on all their typing activities; lessons, challenges, stories and even games. They can see their progress and the keys on the keyboard they need to practice.
Track results for up to five typists!
Mac System Requirements:
The GOLD Title's Improvements:
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Typing Instructor Gold for PC
MAC Typing Instructor Gold
Typing Instructor Gold for Kids for PC
Publisher: Individual Software
Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 6-12 Years
Compatible With: Mac
Awards and Endorsements:
SIIA Codie Award Finalist - Best Education Technology Solution for Home/Consumer
Newsweek Magazine - Top 50 CD-ROMs
Children's Software Review - All Star Software Award!
CD-ROM Today - Critic's Choice!
Top Ten Reviews - Gold Award!
Bessie Awards - Best Educational Software
It's a good game, but after awhile it gets boring. This is probably best for younger children. J.B. age 12
It is a great fit for my 10 year old. I feel like it is a little too hard for my just 6 year old. However, she is eager to learn and, therefore, continues to try. She does find it discouraging when she has to do the lesson repeatedly to get to the game. I’m most disappointed in how discouraged my 8 year old is by the program. He is a perfectionist and has become very put off by having to repeat the lessons.