Thursday, January 21, 2010

Keyboarding for the Christian School

As part of The TOS Homeschool Crew, I was given a free copy of Keyboarding for the Christian School for both the elementary level (K-5) and well as for the upper grades (6 and up), in exchange for my honest review.

I have several children who are interested in bettering their typing skills, so this was something that we were looking forward to receiving.

These typing books are available in e-book format. This allows for an affordable price, as well as no shipping costs. It also gives you the flexibility of printing off the whole book, which is what I did, or print off a page at a time as your child needs it.

What were our impressions, you ask?  Upon first glance, this program is reminiscent of my junior high school typing class. It is your standard typing program, especially when it comes to teaching finger placement, and memorization of the letters and muscle memory for the fingers. A plus to this program is that it uses bible passages as the practice texts.

The upper level goes more in depth than basic typing skills. The author, Leanne Beitel also teaches the students how to write personal letters, business letters, reports, bibliographies, envelopes among many other topics. Your student would walk away from this course with a strong foundation in written communication.

I was never a fan of my typing class. I found it very dry. My children did not find the curriculum, exciting, however, they did find that it did exactly has it set out to do! They each were able to improve their typing skills!  I would like to add, that we will be continuing to use this program until we complete it!

You can learn more about these products and the other products available by Leanna Beitel at Christian Keyboarding.

Currently she is running a special, you can purchase both e-books for $22.
Their regular price is Elementary- $12.95 and Upper Level $15.95.

Please check out the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say!

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