Kid's Typing Bundle: Mickey's Typing Adventure & Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum (Windows)
The exciting way for kids to learn to type!
Kids learn to type on an exciting adventure with Mickey Mouse and Friends, or on Typer Island with Toby and his feathered side-kick Lafitte. Step-by-step lessons, challenges, tests, and games motivate kids to keep typing to uncover clues and reach the Castle or the Palace where more rewards await them!
Kids learn to type by choosing one of 11 age-appropriate Typing Plans for specific age groups, beginning with the Home Row Plan for young children. Kids can improve their typing skills quickly and see immediate results. There are a variety of ways to practice typing, with games, lessons, drills, advanced skill-building lessons and challenges, plus engaging Practice Stories once kids have learned all the keys on the keyboard. Typing games are automatically played with just the keys the student has learned so far, an exclusive feature.
Proven Educational Design:
Multiple typing plans for all ages and skill levels
Visual guide hands
Hundreds of lessons & challenges
Reports on progress, speed and accuracy
Entertaining Adventures & Games
Fun and exciting typing games
Play games with just learned keys
Practice typing with passages from favorite stories or magazine articles
With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, theyll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students cant move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.
Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this programs careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, its no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks.
Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). ~ Rachel
Children today tend to be more technologically savvy than their parents and even older siblings. Yet the importance of learning the foundational skills remains. This engaging typing program has been uniquely created for young typists. Through the charm of various Disney characters, children are taught to use their "magical typing skills" to reach the palace. Whether freeing the Princess from the hedge that has engulfed her to the typing games found at the Palace Faire, children will be motivated to learn the typing skills necessary as the delightful, enchanting stories unfold. Children will practice their typing skills through various Disney stories including Pinocchio, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Snow White and the Severn Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
The CD-ROM provides ten typing courses to reach all skill levels, visual hand guides, progress reports and hundreds of lessons and challenges. Your children may beg you to play Mickey's typing adventure (shhh, the educational value secret is safe with me!).
Powered by the time proven Typing Instructor. Personal License: Install on up to 2 computers and not to exceed 5 family members. Internet access required to activate. Available in either Windows or MAC versions. System requirements: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP or Mac OS X 10.4 or Higher, Including Lion Both versions come "plain jane" in paper sleeves. ~ Deanne