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What kinds of things can you learn from the Nimble Fingers Word Wacker typing program?

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Nimble Fingers Word Wacker is designed to teach children the basic skills of touch typing. The software contains 250 typing drills and detailed report cards.

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Nimble Fingers is designed to help children master every key on the keyboard, beginning with the home row, which is taught in the Beginning Keystroke lesson. The second lesson, Beginning Letters, introduces punctuation, while successive lessons introduce letters in the other rows of the keyboard. Each lesson includes typing drills that build upon previous lessons. The report card section of the software stores the results of those typing drills and reports on the child's typing speed, number of typing errors, adjusted speed and accuracy.

The software also includes timed typing tests and flash cards that show words for the child to type. Numble Fingers Word Wacker also offers a "little professor," who serves as the child's private typing instructor. He offers hints and suggestions of how the child can improve his touch typing skills. The professor will even make the student repeat a lesson if necessary.

The manufacturer of the software recommends the program for children 8 years of age or older. It is compatible with Windows Vista, XP, ME, 2000, 98 and 95, and it uses five megabytes of hard drive space.

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