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best touch typing programme for DD1 age 9

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basildonbond Sat 09-Mar-13 07:57:10

Very, even ...

basildonbond Sat 09-Mar-13 07:56:49

Mavis beacon is every good

There used to be a lion king one - something like Timon and pumbaa teach typing - lots of games which kept dyspraxic ds2 happy - he's now fantastically fast and accurate (which is good as his writing still looks like a spider's been crawling in ink...)

Niceweather Sat 09-Mar-13 07:24:40

Englishtype is worth a look.

kajf Fri 08-Mar-13 22:26:37

I used to teach DD (12), & DS 1 & 2 (10 & 8) to touch type - we've had problems with DS2 handwriting but have persevered with that & added touch typing skills to hel him in the future

foofooyeah Fri 22-Feb-13 20:10:01

someone else has commended Nessy for my dyslexic boy - but school uses dance mat.

galwaygal Fri 22-Feb-13 19:48:22

Nessy fingers. My ds 9 and dd 8 both love it. Their touch typing is coming along really well with the games. Cost about 20 pounds but I am very pleased with it.

amidaiwish Fri 22-Feb-13 19:42:44

Thanks will take a look

CitrusyOne Fri 22-Feb-13 17:58:27

Dance mat typing on bbc website is entailing if nothing else! On ipad so links are difficult but do a google search and you should find it.

amidaiwish Fri 22-Feb-13 17:55:24

i know this has been asked before, and i did do a search but couldn't find it.

DD1 is very competent on the PC and it is time she learnt to touch type! (I have just typed up a piece of homework she had to email to the teacher).

Which is the best online programme? I don't mind paying for it if necessary. TIA.

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