Nowadays, with the proliferation of laptops, smart phones and tablets, everyone needs to learn how to type, not just hunt and peck or swype. Typing is one of the most valuable skills a person can learn, so valuable that I almost consider it a life skill.
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B003MU9CPY” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D-5fhLeFL._SL110_.jpg” width=”79″]Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Typing is an important communication skill, and this typing program has been around a long time because it’s the best computer-based typing program out there. Learn with the #1 trusted name in typing! Features: 330 Personalized lessons exercises and tests. 12 Entertaining typing games. Detailed tracking and progress reporting. Learn to type with bilingual instruction (English & Spanish). New content types: type jokes riddles recipes song lyrics and more! Choose from new music options or import your own MP3 files and type to your own tunes. New Certificates of Completion. Hybrid – Works with Microsoft Vista & Mac OSX Universal certified. Learn with Mavis Beacon and improve your typing speed and accuracy in two weeks – guaranteed!
[easyazon-image align=”right” asin=”0399515291″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MCAm2YrmL._SL110_.jpg” width=”82″]Touch Typing in Ten Lessons: A Home-Study Course With Complete Instructions in the Fundamentals of Touch Typewriting by Ruth Ben’Ary. We love Type It for teaching young children typing because it reinforces phonics and reading skills. But if you want an easy to use typing program that quickly teaches an older child to type or if you want a program to brush up on lost typing skills, this is the book to help you do it. It can be used with either a typewriter or computer keyboard.