Top 5 fun typing games for kids in 2018
Free and fun, these fun typing games for kids will help kids learn this important skill.
Living in today’s digital world, it’s pretty important that kids know how to type. But learning to type doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are 5 fun typing games for kids that will get your child’s tiny fingers moving.
1. Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat helps kids learn where all the letters are on the keyboard. In the first level, little typists familiarize themselves with the “home row” keys (A, S, D, F, G, H, J, K, L). With the guidance of some animal friends, kids then advance to the second and third levels, where they learn the keys above and below the home row. In the final level, Claudette the Cat shows you how to add the letters X and Z, make capital letters with the “shift” key, and type the apostrophe, slash and period.
This game will also help kids learn the proper positioning of the hands on the keyboard—a good skill to learn young, before they pick up hard-to-break bad habits.
2. Spider Typer
Berry the hairy spider needs your help escaping from the chameleons in this free typing game. Type the letter or word you see on the chameleons to destroy them and move Berry up towards the finish line.
There are three different levels of difficulty on this free typing game to make it great for kids of all skill levels
3. The Typing of the Ghosts
If you have an older kid who’s already pretty good at typing but just wants to get faster, this is the game for him. The objective of The Typing of the Ghosts is to type the words that appear on the screen fast enough so that the ghosts in the background don’t approach you. You’re given five lives in total, but each ghost is capable of taking one away if you aren’t fast enough. Warning: This game might be a bit scary for some kids. Check it out yourself first.
4. Trash Typer
Trash Typer is a free typing game that is for someone who already can identify the keys on the keyboard and is ready to start spelling words.
Bubbles of trash fall from the sky and you’ll need to type the word beneath it so the dinosaur in the little car can come pick it up and destroy it.
You’ve got four lives in this game, starting off with easy words and slow bubbles, but the game becomes harder as you progress forward.
Remember Pac-Man? This typing game borrows its concept. Move Key-Man through the maze to eat all the dots before the colourful ghosts catch him. But instead of using arrow keys to navigate Key-Man, you use the different letters that appear above, below and to the sides of him. The catch is that the letter-navigation keys change every time you make a move.
This retro-gone-educational game is so fun that kids won’t even realize they’re improving their typing while playing it.