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Choosing a Typing Tutor Program to Attract Children in Typing Learning

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

For children, the ability of using the computer is becoming fundamental in nowadays, so learning to type is must for them. But most children get bored with any repetitious task and even want to stop. This is a waste of time for them and, worse, children get into the bad habit of typing with two fingers. So parents or teachers have to face how to solve this problem.

As parents and teachers know, whether children want to learn a thing or not largely depends on whether they are attracted by it. Based on this, the typing tutor must be easy-to-use, fun colorful and appealing to children. Once children love and develop interest in it, they will learn to type on their own initiative. Generally, children naturally like to play games, because when playing games, they are always attracted by the colorful interface and pretty music in the games, and above all, they’re able to learn something quickly under no pressure. Apparently, the problem for children having no interest in learning to type is solved, they can learn to type when playing games.

There are many advantages of using typing games for typing: First, Games are a welcome break from the usual routine of the typing practice, thus help children learn typing more easily. Second, Typing requires a great deal of effort. Games help children to make and sustain the effort of learning. Third, Games are highly motivating since they are amusing and at the same time challenging.

There are lots of interesting typing games which also help to make typing fun. GS Typing Tutor is just one. The aim of this program is to make typing fun whilst increasing accuracy and speed. The feature-rich typing software supports 5 typing games: Rats in the garden, attacks of the alien, help, balloon, and card. The typing games each include 23 basic typing lessons. Taking the basic lessons, children can learn to type from the home row keys to other basic keys. The basic exercises also help them to be familiar with the keyboard layout step-by-step.

How To Teach Life Skills For Children In Summer

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Summer is a great time to teach your children valuable skills they don’t learn in the classroom. In summer, you will have more time to work with your kids one-on-one because you have more time and patience.

When you talk about life skills it means to manage your own life. Some examples of life skills are cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping and other similar skills. Some of you may have small children or teenage children. All children can learn how to help around the house if you give them age appropriate tasks.


Young children can help in the kitchen by washing fruits and vegetables and teenagers are capable of acting as assistant chefs in the kitchen. If you start them early enough they will have valuable skills by this age. They might be skilled enough to prepare side dishes while you concentrate on the main dish. Therefore, working in the kitchen together provides quality time with your kids and you will have time to talk while you are mixing and dicing.

Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is a skill that everyone will need to have. Surprisingly, some adults never mastered this crucial skill. In order to have a successful shopping trip you must learn to prepare and follow a list, stay within your budget, and get everything you need for the week in one trip.

When you go shopping, younger children can help retrieve items from the shelves or put fruits and vegetables into plastic bags for you. Teenage children should be able to follow your list, comparison shop, and help with unloading the groceries. If everyone pitches in and helps, grocery shopping won’t seem so much like a chore.


Laundry is such a huge chore that there should be plenty to go around. Ask elementary aged children to sort your huge pile of laundry into manageable piles by color. This task is fairly easy for them and will save you a lot of time. Older children should be able to learn how to operate the washer and dryer. Older children can also fold clothes and carry them to the appropriate rooms. They are young than you and have more energy.

With a little patience and a little extra work you can teach your children these life skills during the summer and you will have more free time for fun activities with them.

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