A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn an alternative way of keyboarding using SuperKeys. If your kid struggles with keyboarding on the iPad because of low vision or fine motor issues, you can customize the keyboard with 36 everyday phrases. Kids will learn five letter clusters, based on the QWERTY keyboard, to help them keyboard independently. There's also word prediction to help expedite the writing experience. SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard might help some kids speed up their writing process, but it could also frustrate others who don't want to complete two steps for each letter.
Ease of Play
SuperKeys needs to be added as a new keyboard in your iPad settings. The design is for kids who've mastered an understanding of a QWERTY keyboard, making it difficult for kids who haven't yet mastered keyboarding skills.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that SuperKeys is designed to help kids with low vision and fine motor issues. It allows kids to tap a group of letters first and then choose one letter from that group. The app isn't typical, as it's added into your iPad settings as an additional keyboard. This assistive keyboard is particularly beneficial to kids who already have a good understanding of the QWERTY keyboard.
Is It Any Good?
SuperKeys might benefit kids who have trouble typing on small keys, and the word-completion feature could help kids who struggle with spelling. It's an interesting solution that might work for some kids but could frustrate others, as each letter requires two steps to access. With some practice, kids likely will increase their speed, but if they're expecting a solution that makes typing exponentially faster, this might not be it.
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