FREE Websites and Links for Students to Practice at Home or Anywhere
It is easy to access these fun and educational keyboarding - typing activities and games. Simply click on the title button that is placed directly above the icon for the website.
Bubble Wrap is a fun game for novice users to practice hand-eye coordination and using the mouse. Here they are required to click on the bubbles on a sheet of bubble wrap to pop them. Everyone loves to pop bubble wrap so click the button below to get started.
Bloople's Colors is a great activity for Pre-K and Kindergarten students to learn their colors and increase their computer skills. There are several activities found here that will help the youngest learn while having fun. Head phones are needed for these activities. Just click the button below to get started.
Purpy's Shapes is an activity where kindergarten and preschool children can practice using the mouse while helping Purpy find his favorite shapes. Headphones will be needed for this activity in a classroom setting. Click the button below to get started.
Typing Adventure is a learning game for kids and a great way to enhance skills needed to master keyboarding. Elementary students will enjoy playing super fun games while mastering keyboarding skills found at this website. You will need headphones in a classroom setting. Click the button below to get started.
ABCya.com has a plethora of free educational computer games and mobile apps for children. Geared for elementary students ABCya.com offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities that will allow your child to learn letters, numbers, and keyboarding among the many games and activities. Headphones are needed for these activities. Just click the button below to get started.
Children will increase their typing and keyboarding skills, and have fun playing Popcorn Typer. They must type the letter or word in the kernel before it hits the end line to pop the corn. This is a fun way to begin developing basic keyboarding skills. Simply click the Popcorn Typer button to go directly to the activity.
I love Typing Club for students at all levels and grades. Typing Club is a highly engaging site where children will learn how to touch-type (using all of one's fingers to type on a keyboard, without looking at the keys). From basic lessons on lowercase letters to using capitals, numbers, and even symbols, almost every aspect of standard keyboarding is covered. The site is safe for younger kids, as there aren't any social features. Directions are relatively simple, and startup is very easy. However, some younger kids might need help understanding terminology like "touch-typing" and "words-per-minute." Simply click on the Typing Club button below to get started.
Dance Mat Typing is highly rated among teachers and a fantastic program to teach even the youngest children how to type effectively. There are four levels with three stages per level. Level one, stage one begins with the basics and each stage and level build upon the last. There are also games here to enable your child to utilize the skills they will be so proud to have mastered.
Mousercise! is the best exercise I have found for novice users to begin using the mouse. Students practice and develop their skill using a mouse which increases hand-eye coordination and allows them to be more at ease when they are first introduced to computers. The activities are simple and repetitive in a way that students will master skills that include recognizing links and understanding how the mouse works. For students new to computers they will usually need a few sessions with Mousercise before completing the program. I have found that 15 - 20 minute sessions works best for the youngest students (K). They can be easily frustrated and loose interest if the session is longer. Click on the Mousercise! button below and check it out.