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The Windows Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5 from Individual Software is an educational, entertaining, and motivating typing program. It teaches your kids all keyboard basics, proper hand positions, speed, and accuracy. There are 160 lessons in English and Spanish. The typing instructor includes multi-level games, island adventure themes, creative lessons and exercises, typing challenges and tests, and more.
Multi-Level Games Make Learning Easy
Typing with Sharks
This action-packed, underwater adventure helps kids learn challenging keys on the keyboard. They type words quickly to zap hungry sharks and piranhas before they attack their submarine. The deeper they dive, the harder it is to escape, especially from the electric eel, giant squid, and the boss shark. These sea creatures cast out multiple words all at once, repeatedly. Kids earn points by successfully typing all of the characters, and advancing to the next level of play, deeper down into the depths of the sea.
Kids use their Flotsam Fighter Space Ship to clean-up space debris (flotsam), and save all four planets in the Aeon Galaxy, by zapping space debris from around the planets. The more debris they collect, the more intergalactic credits they earn. Eight challenging levels of play help them develop their typing speed and accuracy.
This fast moving game teaches kids to keep their fingers on the keyboard to move their motorcycle across the desert, and through the heart of the city. When they type accurately and faster than their target words per minute, they see a motorcycle stunt fest. Their bike makes several jumps, flies off ramps, rolls over limousines, and flies over buses. If they type fast and accurately, they will see a grand finale stunt at the end of the course.
This 3D interactive game helps kids to improve their typing skills and use their wits. They search an ancient Egyptian tomb by correctly typing words and characters, to navigate their way through two levels of exploration for treasure. Each level poses a more difficult challenge. It is easy to get lost, so kids can refer to the map to find their way through the maze. There are keys that unlock doors, jewels worth bonus points, and coins to increase their game life level.
30+ Game Challenges
This typing instructor for kids has over 30+ game challenges. Kids can play games in a variety of ways by selecting options from the drop down menu, including words per minute (wpm), level of difficulty, and in some games, select an opponent. Games include multiple levels of play and points scored, so that kids are motivated to win the first level, advance to the next level, and achieve a high score.
Island Adventure Theme Motivates Kids to Improve Typing Skills
This program offers rewards every step of the way. Kids visit distinct lands for lessons, challenges, tests, and games. They search for treasures, earn points, and add gold and jewels to their treasure box, on a journey to reach the castle, and become the ruler of Typer Island. Once they reach the castle, they advance to the Lost City, for more challenges and games.
Explore Distinct Lands
Kids visit different places like the Old West, on the water, in the air, over the edge, and under the sea. They can take a break from lessons and go to Explorer Isle to play games, or to Story Lagoon to practice typing stories from classic literature and fairy tales.
Once kids get to the castle, they can play new games, like Tomb Typer and Xtreme Typing, and they can go to the Lost City for Treasure Quest and the challenging Ziggy.
30+ Game Challenges
This typing instructor uses "Entertainment Explosion" to make learning to type user-friendly. Kids can play games in a variety of ways by selecting options from the game settings menu. Arcade-style play and multiple levels make games challenging.
The Mysterious Lost City
Kids get to visit the Lost City once they complete the lessons, tests, and challenges of all five lands on Typer Island and Capture the Castle. In the Lost City they can explore the ruins and the shipwreck, and play Treasure Quest, the first typing adventures game, and the challenging arcade action game, Ziggy.
Creative Lessons and Exercises Help Kids Learn to Type
Learn to Type
Step-by-step typing instruction is provided, including proper posture, finger position, and ergonomic features. Visual guides show finger/key placement.
There are 10 customized lesson plans to teach kids of all ages to type, including:
Learning the home row
Home row and upper row
Home row and lower Row
Skill building plan
Suggested typing plan (no games)
Suggested typing plan
Learn in English and Spanish
There are 160 lessons, in English and Spanish. All lessons include:
Structured touch-typing content
Proven methods for skill building
Unique drills and interactive exercises
Graphic guide hands
Standard and split keyboards
Typing Challenges and Tests Increase Speed and Accuracy
There are over 30 typing challenges. These include:
Advanced level challenges
Multi-level game challenges
There are hundreds of tests in Typing Instructor Platinum for Kids. Tests measure speed and accuracy, and results are provided for adjusted words per minute, based on both typing accuracy and speed.
Instant Results Give Kids Incentive to Improve Keyboard Skills
Typing Progress Results
Instant feedback is provided on typing results. Kids can see how they did on a lesson, challenge, test, or game right away. Results are given for:
Results calculated from all activities
Performance assessment for key, finger, hand, and row
Results tracked for five typists
Certificates of Achievement
Kids can print a certificate of achievement to show they have successfully conquered Typer Island game.
Charts and Feedback
Detailed results show kids the keys they know well and the keys that need more practice.
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Windows System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, or 2000
480 MB hard disk space
800 x 600, 16-bit or higher display
16-bit sound card
Speakers or headphones