Touch Typing

Age Bracket:
8-12 Years
English Type Junior
from £28.99

I am a self-taught touch typer and as a result I am still far from speedy. As a self-employed entrepreneur with home educated kids, learning to touch type felt like an essential skill for them to learn. We started the journey with a free online version which the kids persevered with but it was tedious – even I found it boring. So after an extensive google search I discovered English Type. There is lots I have liked about the programme:

  • One payment covers one household
  • No monthly cost, just up front £29.95 which compared to many options is cheap
  • Engaging – the kids love it
  • Level-based learning which unlocks typing games as you go
  • Easy to use
  • When we need to upgrade one laptop the English Type team were quick to respond to our request for the key to download it again.

My kids started using the programme 2 years ago just before lockdown when they were 9 and 12 and they are proficient now. As with all skills, it still requires practice and the odd reminder to choose the tough type. However, the foundational skills are there I highly rate the programme.

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