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All about eye strain.

One of the most common complaints of frequent computer users is the pain caused by eye strain. Children suffer from eye strain just as much as adults, but do not usually detect this in themselves.   Staring at the computer monitor - or indeed any type of screen - for prolonged periods of time tends to take its toll on their eyes. Whether the problems that arise are completely new, or are simply pre-existing issues which have been made worse by excessive use, there are a few important symptoms you need to look out for in children if you’re concerned…

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How to keep your kids safe online.

As your children grow older and more adventurous online, one matter grows increasingly important: how do I keep them safe? No doubt, it’s something you’ve already thought about, but many people are unsure how best to go about it. How protective can…

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Essential tips to keep your keyboard clean.

Your family computer’s keyboard is used by many different people. Sticky fingers, spilled drinks... It´s not hard to see the need to keep keyboards clean. Keyboards also act as safe havens for all sorts of household germs. Even if you avoid the…

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How can typing help people with dyslexia?

For many people who struggle with dyslexia, the world is an incredibly complicated place. The systems in place in much of modern society simply make each potential obstacle even more challenging. From the very beginning of our lives, we are all faced…

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Eight recommendations to learn touch typing

Touch typing is the ability to type without having to look at the keyboard. Once learned you will be able to always find the correct letter without thinking. It will feel as if your fingers always “magically” find the right key. The…

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Typing games have a purpose

Our philosophy at is that typing for kids should be fun, so you enjoy learning and do it faster. One of the things we have done to make the typing course more fun has been to include seven different games.   Unlock…

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The benefits of learning touch typing

Touch typing used to be a skill that was reserved for those working in fields with massive amounts of data or text entry. Nowadays almost everybody spends a large amount of time sitting behind a computer each day. This makes touch typing…

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Is it worthwhile to do a free touch typing course?

From time to time people ask us why they should consider paying for a touch typing course when free alternatives are available. In this article we will explain the main differences between free touch typing courses and the one offered by TypeKids.…

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What determines how fast a person can type?

There is a maximum amount of words per minute a person will be able to reach after learning touch typing. This maximum depends on four factors. Age. A child has shorter fingers than an adult, which makes it more difficult to type…

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