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Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum 5.0 Windows
Typing Instructor for KIDS Platinum

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Ages: 6-12
Grade Levels: K-7th

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Product Code: 080-145

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New Version Updated for Windows 10!

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5.0 Windows 10
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 very much reminded of this fable when I asked two employees to review the number one best-selling typing software for children, Typing Instructor for Kids.

Terrific or Troublesome?
One saw the program as troublesome because of the occasional references to luck or wishing, the sporadic glimpses of skeletons or peering eyes, and the fact that children are asked to consult a talking stone if they need additional typing instruction. But the other reviewer saw it as an exciting, motivating method of teaching young children how to touch-type.

Multi-Level Games, Graduated Drills, and Hundreds of Activities
This latest version of the interactive fiction typing game, Typing Instructor for Kids 5.0, 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.

Ten Customizable Plans – With or Without Games
Using proven typing techniques, children will master the keyboard while journeying with Toby and Lafitte to five imaginative lands where they learn proper typing techniques and build keyboarding skills. Just choose a typing plan, set a words-per-minute goal, and as your child explores Typer Island he will learn typing along the way. The engaging lessons and exercises teach children important typing skills, including speed and accuracy. If your children find your old typing program boring, and if you are looking for the right balance of education, entertainment, and motivation in a typing program, then consider the award-winning Typing Instructor for Kids 5.0.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Third-Grade Curriculum Kit!

Track results for up to five typists!

Educational Benefits:
  • 160 Lessons in English & Spanish
  • Proven Methods for Skill-Building
  • Unique Drills & Interactive Exercises
  • Age-Appropriate Content
  • Standard & Split Keyboards
  • Multi-Skill Levels
  • Choose from Ten Customized Lesson Plans

  • 30+ Game Challenges
  • Multi-Level Games

  • Island Adventure Theme Motivates Kids to Improve Typing Skills
  • Instant Feedback on Typing Progress
  • Certificates of Achievement
  • Charts & Feedback
  • Printable Results
  • Music

    System Requirements:
  • Internet is required for initial activation
  • Pentium P4
  • Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2000
  • 480 MB Hard Disk Space Available
  • 128 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 800 x 600, 16-Bit or Higher Display
  • 16-Bit Sound Card
  • Speakers or Headphones
  • Mouse

  • Faith-Based:

    Awards and Endorsements:
    The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winners
    #1 Best-Selling Typing Software in 2010
    Gold Award – TopTenREVIEWS
    Children’s Software Revue — All Star Software 5 Star Award
    Codie Award Finalist — Best Instruction Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
    Newsweek Magazine — Top 50 CD-ROMs

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    Good intro to typing skills October 28, 2014
    Reviewer: Peggy M.  
    I like that I can use this for more than one child (you can set up multiple users and they just have to select their name when logging in), and it keeps track of their progress. The story line and games are entertaining for both my 8-and 10- year-old. Initially, it was difficult to set a words-per-minute goal. We started low, and they were typing faster, so the program suggested increasing the WPM goal, which they did. It got much harder very quickly, and they became frustrated at not meeting their WPM goal. My 8-year-old ended up restarting the whole program and is moving at a steadier pace now with a lower WPM goal.

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    I like it! March 18, 2014
    Reviewer: Elizabeth W.  
    We haven't gotten to use it a whole lot yet but so far I like it. My kids want to play it and just needed a little help getting started. It has a tiny learning curve for them to get the hang of things but I imagine once they do, it will be a very practical tool in our home-school arsenal. :)

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Check the setting before you start November 28, 2013
    Reviewer: Rebecca  
    This is a good program, but I had it on the wrong setting. Somehow I got it set on home and upper row, so when my daughter got through the program (to the castle) all she knew was the home and upper rows. When I went to reset it she was going to have to start from the beginning. This did not make a happy girl!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    Typing for kids November 27, 2013
    Reviewer: Madeline R.  
    I bought this for my son with Autism. It's more entertaining for him and it even has his younger sister hooked!

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      0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
    My Kids Beg To Do This November 8, 2013
    Reviewer: Kimberlee  
    Typing is an absolutely necessary skill in the world we live in. It's just plain expected. I love this program because my 5 and 7-year-old boys are flying through learning how to type with it. Here's what I've discovered: I might have the best 5-year-old typer in the world. There's only one problem: he might have also developed an addiction to the program. He loves it and it's working so well, but I've had to ban him from using the program until he demonstrates more maturity with screen time. Perhaps this program is best-suited to children a little older than 5, but I can't say it doesn't teach a kid how to type, and that they won't have fun. It most certainly does both!

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