In this age of computers, keyboarding is an important skill. In school and in workplaces, the ability to type and type quickly helps you to get more work done—and it might even help you land a great job.
For most people, learning to type is simply a matter of practice—as long as you build good habits along the way. If you practice with your fingers in the correct positions, you’ll keep getting faster.
Typing games can make your practice time fun instead of tedious. At Learning Games for Kids we’ve got tons of different keyboarding practice games. There’s one to suit every player’s skill level and style! Here are a few of our favorites:
Type It: Learn to Type the Home Keys is a great activity to start your finger placement out right. Level one begins with the keys alone while levels two and three include words that can be made of letters on the home key row.
Type Type Revolution puts your typing practice to fun music that you choose, helping you to stay motivated to practice. Timing is key in this letter practice game and after a quick warmup the letters begin to come quickly enough that hunt-n-peck is simply not an option.
In Speedy Typer players listen for the word to type, so it’s a great spelling activity, too. Practice states, colors, sports, or animals. They’re all fun. The faster you type, the better your score!
Think you’ve mastered it? Use Typing Speed Test to check your score. The test gives words per minute (WPM) and accuracy percentage. These numbers are great for job seekers to have to add to their resume or prepare for the typing test before the interview.
Look for these and other typing games on LearningGamesforKids.com