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Fun Games That Teach You to Type

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Cute, quirky or action-packed, games make learning to type a snap for all ages.The most efficient learner chooses games with a built-in instructional sequence. Master finger position skills and then build endurance, speed and accuracy with a fun activities. Find them incorporated into most typing instruction software and downloadable for free online. Touch-typing skills make keyboard users of all ages more productive and less frustrated in today's digital world.

  1. Typing Software for Kids

    • Get a solid foundation with the lessons and games found in well-established software such as Mavis Beacon Keyboarding Kidz. Personalized lessons save time and minimize frustration while the games and engaging storyline banish boredom. JumpStart Typing includes solid fundamentals while keeping sports-minded typists at the keyboard. Some websites let you pay for only the amount of access you want to typing lessons and games. With any software or downloads, preview the package before buying.

    Practice Games for Kids

    • Kids can practice what they've learned with free online typing games that appeal to all ages. The youngest benefit form Super Hyper Spider Typer's reinforcement of single-key skills through longer words. Excuses Excuses targets longer words and phrases in an edgy format popular with tweens and teens. Ten arcade games are available on Freetypinggame.net. Given the large number of free typing activities, parents should preview any games for appropriate content and feedback style for their children.

    Typing Software for Adults

    • New typists should select software with personalized lessons, numerous games and a proven track record. Learning to type efficiently is the focus of the family of Mavis Beacon typing programs, and the included games promise to minimize drudgery. Often a pay-for-access typing website is a good fit when seeking a quick refresher course. Other websites, such as Sense-lang.org, offer different amounts of instruction that let learners purchase what fits their needs and available study time.

    Skillbuilding Games for Adults

    • The key to mastering typing is to practice new skills in a variety of ways. Games provide a fun method to develop speed and fluency. Adults, especially new typists, enjoy the selection of short games on Freetypinggame.net and at Sense-lang.org. They can begin playing as soon as they master the home row. Without childish graphics, Typing Speed Test focuses on building accuracy and endurance for entertaining, page-length material. Even five minutes a day spent on typing games will reap rewards in productivity at work and less frustration at the keyboard.

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    Suzanne Geyer

    Suzanne Geyer has been writing technical manuals for her profession since 1985. She has also served as a peer reviewer for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association publications. Now living in St. Louis, Geyer holds a Master of Arts in speech pathology from the University of Minnesota.

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