What Are Some Free Online Resources for Kids Learning to Type?


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Free online resources for kids learning to type include online keyboarding games such as "Big Brown Bear," "Dance Mat Typing" and "Find the Letter." Websites such as Typing.com and Learning Games for Kids provide free typing courses and different keyboarding games.

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Keyboarding games provide typing exercises that range from simple to more challenging levels. "Big Brown Bear" aims to improve the kids' touch typing skills by improving their finger movement and teaching them how to use the right fingers for the different keys. "Dance Mat Typing" is a BBC typing game that has four levels, with each level divided into three stages. "Find the Letter" requires kids to type the letters displayed on the screen within 30 seconds, after which it shows a score and the number of errors.

Typing.com features exclusive typing games, such as "Tommy Q Zombie Defender" and "Keyboard Ninja." It also has a typing curriculum that consists of engaging exercises, interactive games and positive support. Its virtual keyboard provides constant feedback and shows the student how to place his fingers on the keyboard. It also provides typing tests and certification.

Learning Games for Kids features a typing course that has 10 levels and various keyboarding games that teach valuable typing skills to preschool and elementary school children.

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