Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Keyboard Town Pals
From their website:
"Keyboard Town PALS Software a computer keyboard program that teaches elementary school children the letters and symbols on a Qwerty keyboard in an hour using proper technique. It is fast and efficient as well as enjoyable and easy to learn. Keyboard Town PALS™ accomplishes this through the PALS system. PALS stands for PURPOSEFUL ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM.”
Parents can purchase the program in either a CD Rom or Web-based package for $39.95, with English, Spanish, and French versions available.
See a video demonstration:
Learning to type is an essential skill today. Am I the only one, or does it seem that my children pick this up so much faster than I did... Keyboard Town Pals is a typing program designed to teach even the younger children to type properly. The characters help your child keep their focus on the screen and not their fingers.
The Bentz Test Laboratory enjoyed this program. The puppets, the clever jingles were engaging at first to my 7 & 8 year old daughters. Younger children will find the puppets fun, older children may not "appreciate" them as much... It is an instructional program, teaching the proper finger placement. They could type anything without correction (not my favorite part - but, certainly not stressful to the student). I do STRONGLY recommend that you participate with your children's typing education (especially if they are young). A computer program can't correct the hand placement...so Mom needs to observe.
Check out a to see what you think.
See what the other memebers of the TOS Review Crew thought here.
I was sent a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.