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Typing Instructor For Kids Platinum MAC

Platform : Mac OS X

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  • Learn in Spanish or English
  • Standard or split keyboard and keypad
  • Entertaining Themes & Games:
  • Results calculated from all activities
  • Typing games make learning fun
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.2 x 4.3 cm
  • ASIN: B002U0L16A
  • Release Date: Nov. 3 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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Typing Instructor for Kids is the #1 best-selling typing program for kids. It is the only typing software designed to teach young children to type that’s packed with just the right mixture of education, entertainment, and motivation, so kids can improve their typing skills quickly and see immediate results! Kids learn to type with 10 age-appropriate lesson plans for specific age groups, beginning with ages 6 & 7. Hundreds of typing lessons, exercises, tests, and challenges. Variety of ways to practice typing, with games, lessons, drills, advanced skill-building lessons and challenges, plus 40 engaging Practice Stories.


Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5.0 (Mac)

The Exciting Way for Kids to Learn to Type!

This award-winning typing program is educational, entertaining, and motivating. It will teach your kids all keyboarding basics, proper hand positions, speed, and accuracy. Kids can learn in English or Spanish. Sit back, relax, and watch your kids get to the head of the class with this award-winning program, preferred by teachers and parents.

Island Adventure Theme Motivates Kids to Improve Typing Skills

Reward-Seeking Program - 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 exciting games!

Explore Distinct Lands - Kids visit 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.

Exciting Castle Adventures! - 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 ever-challenging Ziggy!

30+ Game Challenges! - Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum uses "Entertainment Explosion," to make learning to type fun and exciting. 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 extremely challenging and fun.

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 adventure 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.

Lesson Plans - 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
  • Ages 7-8
  • Ages 9-10
  • Games Plan
  • 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 & Interactive Exercises
  • Age-Appropriate Content
  • Graphic Guide Hands
  • Standard & Split Keyboards
  • Multi-Skill Levels

Typing Challenges and Tests Increase Speed and Accuracy

Typing Challenges - There are over 30 typing challenges. These include:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Timed Challenges
  • Advanced Level Challenges
  • Multi-Level Game Challenges

Typing Tests - 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 Keyboarding 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:

  • WPM scores & Accuracy Percentages
  • Results Calculated from All Activities
  • Performance Assessment for Key, Finger, Hand & Row
  • Printable Results
  • Results Tracked for five Typists

Certificates of Achievement - Kids can print a certificate of achievement to show they have successfully conquered Typer Island and Rule the Island!

Charts and Feedback - Detailed results show kids the keys they know well and the keys that need more practice.

Multi-Level Games Make Learning to Type Fun

New! 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!

All New! Flotsam Fighter

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, typing accuracy, and save the Galaxy!

All New! Xtreme Typing

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!

All New! Tomb Typer!

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 intriguing 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 life level. There are also dangers!

New! 30+ Game Challenges!

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 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 kids are motivated to win the first level, advance to the next level, and achieve a high game score!

Learn to type in English and Spanish by selecting the language of your choice on the Settings Menu. View larger.
The Lost City is underwater and only accessible by first "Capturing the Castle!" View larger.
Keep your fingers on the keyboard as you move your motorcycle across the desert. View larger.
Master challenging keys and escape danger playing in the deep waters of Typing with Sharks! View larger.
Ziggy's Pyramid is an arcade-style game with 4 levels of play. View larger.
Treasure Quest - the first interactive typing game! View larger.
Izzy's Oasis teaches you proper finger-to-key placement. View larger.
Wild Bill's Old West helps build basic typing speed & accuracy. View larger.
Keep your fingers paddling in Erik the Viking & Gone Fishin'. View larger.
Build typing rhythm while you help save the planet in Flotsam Fighter. View larger.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Humphreys on Jan. 16 2013
Format: CD-ROM Verified Purchase
This was a disappointment. It was classed as usable for Mac OS X, but it doesn't open, just keeps asking you to reinstall, so my young grandchild was very upset. Guess you should only buy software for Apple from the App store
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Problems on Mac Feb. 12 2011
By DH - Published on
Format: CD-ROM
Just purchased Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum
5.0 (Mac). My iMac (Mac OS 10.6.6) is brand new and working fine.
Online download went fine. Program opens but freezes before it
gets started, requiring a 'force quit' to exit. The error message is:
TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a
null object reference.

The company offers no technical support by phone, only by email. Email exchange over the past week has been "minimalistic" (one liners at best). Problem has not been resolved over 4 email exchanges.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
LOVE this program!! Aug. 11 2010
By eduMom - Published on
Format: CD-ROM
I am a home educator and I was looking for a Typing Product appropriate for my younger children. I did some research on [...] and I found Typing Instructor Platinum for Kids. I was concerned that it may not be compatible with our Mac but it was... and it works great! My children love the games, and I love their typing improvement!
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Your child will learn typing with this software! Sept. 13 2010
By Frankie - Published on
Format: CD-ROM Verified Purchase
My 8 year old child really enjoyed getting this about 6 months ago, and is typing maybe 15 words/minute by now with intermittent but regular practice (using this software and playing the games it offers). Will be way ahead of the class when they start "keyboarding" (as they call it now) in a few weeks. The games are come the sharks, quick, type that word to eliminate them! Hard to explain but they are very kid-friendly and all I can say is I've hardly had to help, and my child knows most of the keyboard/letter locations already. Highly recommended...runs OK on a little older Mac too, 10.4 OSX.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Love it! Aug. 27 2013
By CJBird - Published on
Format: CD-ROM
We have been using this program for my son since second grade (now starting 4th). We've had only positive experiences with it. He's making steady progress. He hasn't gotten bored with the practice games. I highly recommend this! We also have no problems using it on our iMac.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great program; works on OS 10.9 March 31 2014
By Dianna - Published on
Format: CD-ROM Verified Purchase
I bought this for my son to practice typing. It works great on system 10.9.2. We tried to install it on an older machine (10.3), but it says it needs at least system 10.4 to run.

My seven-year-old son has spent quite a lot of time practicing typing since we've bought this software. He loves it! There is a large variety of games and learning activities. They are well done.

One issue that you may care about but we do not is that this program does not fill the whole screen: the background is blacked out and the program uses a small window in the center of the screen. I personally think this is good, as it's easier to focus on a small area when you're learning.