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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Learn to type online for kids aged 7 to 11

One of our projects this coming school holidays is to learn how to type. My girl has learned how to type in school during her computer lessons. She is very interested in learning how to type but she has little time to practise. So this school holidays, one of our objectives is to let her learn to type.

I found this delightful interactive online learn to type site for kids aged 7 to 11. It is from BBC Schools and it is called Dance Mat Typing. The instructions are easy to follow and the animation very eye catching and keeps things interesting for the kids. When kids complete a stage they are rewarded with a song and dance. Very nice.

Yesterday, the kids tried it out. They both completed Level 1 with ease. Even the 6 year old started to learn how to type with ease. There are 4 Levels altogether. Each level has 3 stages so altogether there are 12 stages in all. Today, I will let them try Level 2. Who knows, we might complete all 4 levels before the school holidays starts. :)

There are many more interesting segments in the BBC Schools website. I love the Science segments and games. I will definitely be checking it out and blogging more about it later. Stay tuned.


  1. Thx for the link, MG! Will chk it out n c wat interesting games/lessons there r for the kids to do during the hols. Better this than playing pc/tv games all day.

  2. i have bookmarked it. will let my son try one day...


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