Friday, January 15, 2010

Christian Keyboarding (Review)

I love reviewing products that aren't the "typical" reading, writing and math! So I was super excited to receive a free copy of Keyboarding for the Christian School, Elementary Version from Christian Keyboarding . This particular version is appropriate for grades K-5 and the e-book is only $12.95!

Olivia is showing a lot of progress! I'm actually going to scout the thrift stores for a regular typewriter so she can practice on that, while I work on the computer. In the meantime, I just have to learn to share I guess. The lesson plans are easy to follow, with time for practice and more practice if needed. This oh.so.cute little ladybuy is throughout the pages, and my kids just LOVE it.

This keyboarding (typing) program is broken down into 32 short but effective lessons. Starting in lesson 18, Bible scriptures are used for the copy work (an added bonus in my book). At the end of the book there is a Timed Writing Scale to help the student and teacher to understand how many words per minute (WPM) are being typed. Here is a break down of how the lessons are arranged:

Lessons 1-20 Alphabetic Keys
Lessons 21-25 Numbers and Symbols Keys
Lessons 26-29 Number Pad
Lesson 30 Centering Vertically and Horizontally
Lesson 31 Enumerated Lists
32 Timed Writings

Keyboarding for the Christian School is also available for grades 6 and up. The cost of this program is $15.95. We also received a free copy of this product as well, but won't be able to use it for quite some time with my kids. Although, my husband may be shoved nudged to give it a try. He has no computer skills at all, and this would be a nice little way to get him started....yes, yes it would.

To read other Crew member reviews of this product, click here.

Disclosure: This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are our own.

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