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Typing Instructor Gold for Kids - Windows, Version 5
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 reminded of this fable when I asked employees to review Typing Instructor for Kids Gold.
One saw the program as troublesome because of the occasional references to luck and the sporadic glimpses of skeletons. Plus, children are asked to consult a talking stone if they need additional typing instruction.
However, the other reviewer saw it as an exciting, motivating method of teaching young children how to touch-type.
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.
Children will master the keyboard using proven typing techniques while journeying with Toby and Lafitte to five imaginative lands. There they will learn proper typing techniques and 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 essential typing skills, including speed and accuracy. Do your children find your current typing program boring? Are you looking for a typing program with the right balance of education, entertainment, and motivation? Then consider the award-winning Typing Instructor for Kids Gold.
We suggest three typing lessons a week.
Yes! You can purchase the digital download version of Typing Instructor for Kids Gold - Windows here.
Typing Instructor for Kids Gold is the most advanced Typing Program available. It presents Typing Instructor in full-screen size and rich color for the optimum Typing Instructor experience for kids. No other Typing tutorial is more entertaining and educational.
Get your kids to the head of the class as they learn to become Touch Typists on a motivating adventure on Typer Island. Kids start their journey in the Old West at Wild Bill’s Soda Shoppe. They’ll learn to conquer the a, s, l, and ; keys, take on typing lessons, challenges, and games. The Typer Island Adventure is packed with so much fun and motivation, kids forget they are learning to type. “Boring” is not a word you’ll hear as kids continue their Adventure in new lands, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea. Typing Instructor for Kids is the perfect typing solution for parents, too, as kids will not need help as they are guided step-by-step by Toby, a young boy, and his feathered-sidekick, Layfette. They help kids progress through the Adventure using just the keys they have learned.
Packed with Motivation Kids are motivated to learn new keys, pass typing tests and complete challenges to earn coins, points, and jewels for their Treasure Chest. After completing typing activities in each land, the ultimate reward is reaching the Castle. Once at the Castle, kids become the ruler of Typer Island and embark on more adventures and games. The Castle’s secret passageway takes them to the Lost City, a mysterious underwater city, filled with surprises and a challenging underwater scavenger hunt game.
Explorer Isle Cave Kids can take a break from their typing adventure at any time to explore Typer Island. The Cave on Explorer Isle has an awesome game room where kids can choose to play any of Typer Island’s games – except the exciting bonus games available in the Castle and the Lost City. They must reach the Castle to play those games. Kids can choose to take more lessons or challenges on Explorer Isle. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice their skills by typing a favorite story from literature, such as excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a nursery rhyme, a classic book, or a fairy tale.
Adventurer Tools 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 see where they are on their Typer Island 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.
Hours of Fun Typer Island has unique games to keep kids interested in playing. This repetitive activity builds finger-to-key memory and before they know it, they are well on their way to becoming Touch Typists! Games can be played in a wide variety of ways; at varying levels of difficulty to keep kids interested in continuing to the next level. Games can be played with just the keys they have learned so far, or with all the keys on the keyboard.
Adventure Settings There are a lot of choices on Typer Island. Kids can select English or Spanish and a Typing Plan that fits their skill level – there are 11 unique plans! They set their goal word per minute, which can be adjusted, if needed, at any time.
Track results for up to five typists!
160 Lessons in English & Spanish
Proven Methods for Skill-Building
Unique Drills & Interactive Exercises
Standard & Split Keyboards
Choose from Eleven Unique Plans
30+ Game Challenges
Island Adventure Theme Motivates Kids to Improve Typing Skills
Instant Feedback on Typing Progress
Certificates of Achievement
Charts & Feedback
The GOLD Title's Improvements:
Air instead of Flash
PC System Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7480 MB Hard Disk Space