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Typing Instructor For Kids Platinum

by Individual Software
Windows 7 / XP, Mac OS X
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 19.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
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Technical Details

  • Proven educational typing instruction techniques including ergonomics
  • Hundreds of typing lessons exercises tests and challenges
  • Standard or split keyboard and keypad
  • Typing games make learning fun
  • Results calculated from all activities
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 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. Variety of ways to practice typing, with games, lessons, drills, advanced skill-building lessons and challenges, plus 40 engaging Practice Stories.

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Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum

The Exciting Way for Kids to Learn to Type!


Kids learn to type on an exciting adventure on Typer Island. They learn all keyboard basics following an age-appropriate Typing Plan. Step-by-step lessons, challenges, tests, and games motivate kids to keep typing their way around the Island to reach the Castle, advance to the Lost City, and become touch-typists! Kids can learn in English or Spanish.


Type around Typer Island
Kids type their way around Typer Island to reach the Castle and advance to the Lost City!

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!

Capture the Castle to access Lost City!
The Lost City is underwater and only accessible by first Capturing the Castle!
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.

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.

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
Performance assessments provided
Performance assessments are provided by key, finger, hand, and row.
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.

Creative Lessons and Exercises Help Kids 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
Lessons include step-by-step instruction.
Lessons include step-by-step instruction with visual 3D guide hands.

There are 10 customized lesson plans to teach kids of all ages to type:

  • 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






Multi-Level Games Make Learning to Type Fun

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!

Xtreme Typing
Keep your fingers on the keyboard as you move your motorcycle across the desert in Xtreme Typing!

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Features of Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum

Typing Plans
  • Exclusive! Learn in English or Spanish!
  • Exclusive! Choose from 10 Typing Plans for specific age groups!
Lessons
  • Structured touch-typing content
  • 160 Lessons
  • Proven methods for skill-building
  • Age-appropriate content
  • Standard and split keyboard lessons
  • 3D guide hands for all keyboards
Typing Challenges & Tests
  • Exclusive! 30+ game challenges
  • Exclusive! Advanced level challenges
  • Proficiency tests and advancement level tests
Progress & Results
  • Exclusive! Instantly tracks results!
  • Exclusive! WPM scores and accuracy percentages
  • Exclusive! Pass tests and get rewards
  • Performance assessment for key, finger, hand, and row
  • Results calculated from all activities
  • Full-color progress charts and graphs
  • Printable results
  • Certificates of Achievement
Practice Activities
  • Exclusive! Practice how to type and ergonomics
  • Exclusive! Practice games on Explorer Isle and in the Castle Arcade
  • Advanced skill-building lessons and challenges
Motivational Features
  • Exclusive! Exciting castle-seeking theme
  • Exclusive! Visit 5 unique lands on Typer Island
  • Exclusive! Capture the Castle & advance to the Lost City
Games & Entertainment
  • Exclusive! Multi-play games! Play games the way you want!
  • Exclusive! Multi-level games! More challenges as you advance





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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring for kids June 14 2014
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It is not what I expected. My Kids were bored with it very quickly. Also I was not able to install it on my laptop after installing it on the desktop. I will not recommend this cheap product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Effective March 2 2014
By Heidi
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My seven year old loves this. He progressed through the levels well and can now type properly using all fingers. The games were a great motivator.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for kids! Dec 2 2013
By Terri
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This is really neat software - it is set up so that once a skill is mastered, the child can explore the next part of the island. The kids like it, however, the lessons can be long and the kids tend to lose interest before they are finished. Especially because they are just learning to type. The idea is good, but shorter lessons would be nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much better for the <12 crowd Oct. 24 2013
By Miss Frizzle TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a much better typing program for kids under 12 than that OTHER one we all know of. It's engaging, has way more games, and holds their attention.

That being said, the voice of the narrator tends to grate on the adults in the home after a few minutes. (We were recently debating whether the Typing Instructor bird was less annoying or more annoying than Dora the Explorer. It's a close race.) Best to invest in a decent pair of USB kid-sized headphones.
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