The lessons are broken into letters and blends. Each one has 9 steps and the kids are doing the same steps or mini games for each letter. The games pit the kids against "Vexor". This was Speedy's first real experience with typing, and I think he learned a valuable amount through the program. In fact when we first received the product, he wasn't sure if he'd like it or not. In the end he did enjoy it. I hope to get him involved in another typing program soon so he doesn't lose what he learned doing this one. He was able to finish the entire thing in just a few weeks since he was working through 4 lessons in one setting.
"There was one game that looked like a movie theater. On that game you press the letter you're working on if the picture that pops up has that letter in it. If it doesn't, you press the space bar. In another game, it was at a fountain, and you had to type certain words as fast as you could so it didn't get wet. At the playground game, you had to type a word over and over until you get to the end. I liked to click on the people so they would show you what they do. Sometimes whe you got sucked into a spaceship you had to play a game. I think other kids would like this game, especially kids who like animals because there are a lot of animals on it."
I often listened while he played. The instructions were all verbal and very clear which made the games easy to play. The words that the student needs to type are fairly short, but there are some multi-word sentences in some of the games. The program definitely feels more like a game than like a curriculum so it wasn't any struggle to get Speedy to play. I think this is a great program to get early elementary kids to type the correct way. Speedy is very impressed with my keyboarding skills so I hope he will want to continue to learn proper finger placement and technique.
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