Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5.0 (Mac Version) in paper sleeve

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This is a really great software to teach kids how to type It's so much more engaging and interactive than just using a book My 10 year old son is using this in our homeschool We both like the fact that he can just insert the CD-ROM listen to a few instructions and go One of the neat things about this program is that in the top portion of the screen will be the typing assignment (that highlights each letter as the child types it) then in the bottom portion there is an interactive illustration of a keyboard with moving handsshowing where to have the hands in "home row" and then what fingers to use to strike which keys Another thing I like is that the child has to demonstrate a certain level of proficiency before moving on to the next level At the end of each assignment your child gets a readout of their wpm and accuracy It's all done in a colorful and engaging format I highly recommend this software
January 29, 2009
My 6 year old loves this product He uses it on his laptop daily without prompting The correct keys light up on the screen to encourage the student to not look down at the keyboard He is learning very quickly and able to transfer this to proper keystrokes for the written portion of Rosetta Stone SpanishNo preparation is required on the parent's part I do glance at his hand and body position to ensure proper form You can check the progress the student is making on both speed and accuracyDefinitely worth the money Start early and teach them to type before bad habits form
May 6, 2008
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We needed a fun way to learn typing
Rachelle C on Feb 28, 2019
recommended by our Home School teacher.
Pamela B on Aug 9, 2018
We needed a fun way to learn typing
Rachelle C on Feb 28, 2019
Someone recommended Typing Instructor to me. I hope that it will be a good product for my son to learn how to type. They earn chances to play games based on accuracy and the games help them to practice what they have learned.
Kathryn W on Jan 27, 2019
recommended by our Home School teacher.
Pamela B on Aug 9, 2018
Looks like a fun way for my kids to strengthen their typing skills
Donae S on Feb 27, 2018
I want my homeschooled 3rd grader to become proficient in typing.
Holly A on Jan 6, 2018
The reviews were compelling and we need a typing tutorial for our 4 children.
Joy B on Nov 27, 2017
Has the best reviews for typing programs
Kathleen A on Aug 29, 2016
recommendation from friends
Annie A on Aug 18, 2016
A much needed skill
Charisa C on Aug 9, 2016
I wanted something that would teach my kids the important skill of typing without me having to be right there next to them the entire time. This way, I can be working on Math or reading with one child while the other is doing typing on the computer.
User on Jul 30, 2016
method and fun typing
Rebecca A on Jul 23, 2016
Need a typing curriculum and read online that this was a good one.
Bethany M on Jul 7, 2016
I have been meaning to get my 4th grader into typing since last year, and when I saw this program, I couldn't pass it up.
Lauran C on Jul 1, 2016
This seems to be a top pick for typing programs for kids. Rainbow Resources had the best price.
Mary P on Jun 27, 2016
I'd asked around, and this programs was highly recommended by some parents I know. It also received a stellar review from the Cathy Duffy book.
User on Jun 22, 2016
We enjoyed a similar program on our Windows machine and now we need one for our youngest child on a Mac.
Jodi L on Jun 6, 2016
Modern children need to know how to type as much as children of the past needed to know penmanship. We're still working on penmanship too, but typing is essential in today's world.
Diana R on Apr 23, 2016
I've used the previous versions for my older children and liked it.
Tammy E on Apr 19, 2016
this will work for all my kids 6,8 &9
Tara K on Mar 8, 2016
My oldest LOVES this program.
Ann B on Jan 29, 2016
It came recommended by a friend who is using it.
Laura V on Jan 7, 2016
my kids need to learn how to type at some point and any activity on the computer gets them excited.
Carrie P on Nov 10, 2015
To teach my 9 and 12 year old how to type
Jessica V on Nov 10, 2015
On sale & offers a variety of learning games
User on Nov 5, 2015
And fun but educational addition to the regular school.
Amanda S on Oct 21, 2015
typing instructor recommended by Cathy Duffy for kids' ages.
Nicole K on Oct 13, 2015
Someone recommended Typing Instructor to me. I hope that it will be a good product for my son to learn how to type. They earn chances to play games based on accuracy and the games help them to practice what they have learned.
Kathryn W on Jan 27, 2019
Looks like a fun way for my kids to strengthen their typing skills
Donae S on Feb 27, 2018
Does this progarm require an internet connection?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. It is recommended you register your product using the internet but that is not required in order for you to use it. My kids have enjoyed this and have grown in typing a lot- we love it!
will this product work with Mac Book Pro and Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I can’t speak to whether it will work with MacBookPro because we haven’t used it on a MacBook.

It has worked well on on our iMac w/external CD-Rom/DVD Apple drive, which we always updated to the latest OS system updates. Because both of my kids are now done using the typing instructor it hasn’t been tested on the update that came out within the last two weeks but because it was working on the version just before that I would imagine it would work well.

We have a Windows Laptop and it frequently froze up on that machine so we opted to purchase the external drive for the Mac and never had a problem with the software on the Apple.
My son will be six this year, and we are considering this typing curriculum. Does the program include anything that might be considered scary? He doesn't like ninjas, knights, dragons, monsters, battles, etc.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My daughter used this when she was 8 without much oversight. I asked her for her opinion. She said nothing scary or any of the things you mentioned, but it does have a castle that acts like finish line as you complete parts of he program. HTH
is there a downloadable version? I don't have CD-Rom
A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not that I have found except in apps that we downloaded onto our Mac. We bought an external cd drive for this software and a math program we use. My kids picked up on typing better with this software than with the app so it was worth it. Sorry I couldn’t help.
Can I use this for more than one student?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes! At the beginning you are able to add at least 4 to 5 different children and are able to set the difficulty per child! Then, when the child signs in, they just click their name and it will set to their particular progress, allowing each child to move forward at their own pace!
Does this work with MAC OS X El Capitan?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
Does this work with Windows 10.0?
User on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it works great! My kids have been using this program for the last two months with Windows 10 and haven't come across any issues.
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