14 November 2011

Keyboard Town PALS: A Review


Isn't it amazing how young children learn to type now? I didn't learn to type until high school and I can clearly remember those tedious typing drills. Of course, I now use those skills at my computer keyboard and on my phone every single day. Knowing how my children enjoy being on the computer as well, I had been thinking of giving them some typing lessons, old school-style.

Lucky for them, this awesome review came along! They don't know it, but Keyboard Town PALS saved their little fingers from long and boring typing drills.

Keyboard Town PALS is a wonderful typing program for children that literally teaches them basic typing skills in just one hour! I must admit that I was skeptical when my 8-yr-old daughter declared she could now type after watching the first video; however, I have been very impressed with her use of basic typing skills. She is really doing very well! My 6-yr-old son has also begun this program and is also doing great.

Their program, Learn to Type in an Hour is for children ages 6-12 and uses videos with puppets and music to help teach your child how to type. There are no timed tests, no boring drills and the *delete* and *backspace* keys are deactivated so as to eliminate the worry of mistakes. Any mistakes made are rolled off the screen and not counted. I like this option especially for my son, who tends to obsess about mistakes.

Keyboard Town PALS uses new and proven techniques in teaching typing. You can read more about that here.

My kiddos have enjoyed the videos (even the funny puppets) and I am so happy that they are learning a skill that will serve them the rest of their lives. This really has been a great program for us to review.

Learn to Type in an Hour is available on CD Rom in several bundles, starting at $30. You can see all of their products here.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this program through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and Keyboard Town PALS in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

See what other homeschool parents had to say about this product here.

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1 comment:

Kari said...

I envy them learning typing skills so quickly and easily. Those stupid computer classes in high school were tedious. =)