Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate typing in your homeschool? How about some free typing games? These games will teach your child typing skills while they’re having fun!
Keyboarding was a graduation requirement when I went to high school. We were at the dawn of the computer age and although we took the class on old-school typewriters and computers I am forever thankful that someone had the foresight to know that it was a skill that would serve us in the future.
Seriously, I feel like the ability to type is by far the most useful skill I left high school with. It is a practical skill that really has come in handy over and over. Especially as a blogger!
When I started homeschooling I knew that typing was a skill that I wanted to incorporate into our lessons so I was super excited when I discovered KidzType! It is a great way to teach your kids to type that is fun, interactive, and so easy to use!
Here all the reasons we love KidzType!
It’s Free– As a homeschooler I love a free resource, but I love them, even more, when they are high-quality resources that you would expect to pay for but they’re free! The KidzType site is easy to navigate, full of excellent content, and has quality fun typing games to keep your child interested!
There are a Variety of Exercises– KidzType has fun typing games plus, typing exercises, typing practices and even a touch typing chart so you can practice your child’s typing skills in a variety of ways to keep them interested and challenged. It’s great if you have multiple children who have different learning styles or skill levels. You can find the program that works best for each child in your family!
You Can Test Your Child’s Knowledge– After your child has had time to practice with all of the KidzType resources you can test out what they’ve learned with the KidzType sister site TypeDojo. On TypeDojo you can find typing tests to see what your child knows and what skills they need to practice more! If they do well you can even customize and print out a certificate of their achievement!
Computers are here to stay and more and more colleges and high schools are requiring papers and other assignments to be typed and submitted electronically. Learning to type is going to be essential for our children, and teaching them early makes it easier and more fun!