In a world where technology is all around us, I feel it is important to give our children the tools they need to be able to use it well. Part of that is learning to type, so I was pleased to find out we were chosen to review Typing Tournament Online from EdAlive. We were given a year subscription, so I know our daughter will be able to learn all she can with this program. In addition to the Typing Tournament Online, we were also given a year subscription to their program Maths Invaders Online, but our review will mainly focus on the typing program.
EdAlive is trying to make learning fun for students. Through games and fun themes, they are able to keep your child's attention in both of these programs. They have no idea they are learning along the way. My daughter has tried other typing programs in the past but got bored too quickly and would quit. I was pleasantly surprised to see that she would sit and play these typing games for at least 30 minutes at a time. She is just beginning to play around with the math program so I may be doing another review for it in the future.
The typing program is geared towards children 6 and up, but I have to admit I tried it myself and had some fun with it too. Hope is doing great! She is learning good posture and hand placement as she types. She is getting faster every time she uses it. She was frustrated at first because she hates to make mistakes, but this program is teaching her it's okay to make a mistake, just fix it and go on.
Typing Tournament Online has a medieval theme and it is very colorful. I love that it keeps track of her progress. If you have already mastered a level, it does allow you to move ahead. That is a huge plus in my book. If you know how to type, but just want to get improve your skills, this program allows for that. You don't have to go through all the basics again if you already know them. This program is accessible 24/7 so your student can work on it anytime they want. Hope loves getting certificates, so you can imagine how happy she was when she completed a lesson and was awarded a certificate that she could even print out. I am looking forward to seeing how fast and accurate Hope will get over the next few months. We have already seen a lot of improvements.
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