Software Can Help Kids Learn How To Type


Software Can Help Kids Learn How To Type (NAPSA)}—There’s good newsfor parents who wouldlike to help their child or grandchild acquire a skill that can last a lifetime—typing. A new version of the awardwinning software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Powered by UltraKeyis now available. The latest edition of a software learning system uses a success- based approachto teaching typing. Learning to type is an asset for a child in elementary or middle school, or for a teen moving to high school or college. It can also assist a young adult post-graduation by making him or her a more suitable candidate for that first job. The Mavis Beacon program (Macintosh and Windows compatible) uses a success-based method to produce positive results in eight hoursof instruction. Students start by setting goals for speed and accuracy and then incorporate new keystrokes, blending them into pairs, chains, words and, eventually, sentences. The system can also benefit those seeking new employment opportunities or who are re-enter- ing the workplace. The program is available in two editions. The Family Edition offers a managementtool for up to eight users, a parental guide and a user guide. The Personal Edition is geared for the single user. To learn more or buy a copy, visit