Parents' Guide to

TypingClub

By Jeff Knutson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Engaging lessons and games help kids learn to type.

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I do not like this website. First, my child was actually struggling more when typing on “Typing Club,” than when she was typing with me. The games also aren't fun or helpful. Instead, all they do is make the kid rush. They do that on about their 5th lesson too. If they don't get the letter fast enough then they will lose a life. I don't like the games because they rush children on the 5th lesson and they have to get 100% to pass it. I think the way they are showing the kids how to write is correct, but the way they’re doing it is not. For example, yes placing your hands on the home row and moving them easily. That's all correct. Though, rushing them, making them hold on to a letter while having to type something different, making children only be able to have 100% to get to the next level. I don't recommend this website for your children, my kids hated it and yours might too.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (43 ):

TYPINGCLUB is a fun way to learn how to type as well as to improve typing skills. The site's best aspect is the learning potential it provides for kids. With a simple interface, beginning to advanced keyboarders can become better at touch-typing (using all of one's fingers, without looking at the keys). On the surface, lessons may seem simplistic and rote. However, the game structure, feedback, and rewards make TypingClub more engaging than many similar sites.

Gameplay is geared toward learning new skills one at a time, and then building on that knowledge. This aspect is what makes games like this so engaging and even addicting. Kids can replay the exercises and attempt to earn three stars for each level. However, kids can skip ahead to other levels, which somewhat diminishes the challenge. Players get immediate, ongoing feedback, allowing for fast, easy, and natural learning. It would be nice if players could see a little more data on their performance; for example, a summary page showing the levels passed, words-per-minute for each, and skills mastered would help learners better monitor their progress.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : spelling, vocabulary
  • Skills: Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology, Communication : conveying messages effectively, Self-Direction : effort, goal-setting, identifying strengths and weaknesses, personal growth, self-assessment, working efficiently, Thinking & Reasoning : memorization
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free (There is a free version that allows for many basic lessons. There is a 3-day free trial for the Individual Premium Edition, which allows for no ads, story typing, replay attempts, two additional games, more themes, and more advanced reports. The Individual Premium Edition costs $78/year or $8.50/month.)
  • Last updated: February 24, 2021

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