Do you have kids who want to learn typing? Dance Mat Typing from the BBC is a good choice. It is interactive, fun, free and easy-to-use for kids with animated animal characters, graphics and sounds. We provide friendly menu or list above and other cool stuff to make it easier for you and your kids to use Dance Mat Typing and learn typing.
Dance Mat Typing is structured as a series of 4 levels, three stages for each level (you can find them in the menu above). The animated animal teachers take kids through each of the 12 stages, narrating and showing them where to place their fingers on the keyboard and which fingers to use to type which keys with cartoon hands onscreen. At the end of each stage, there is always a song by the teacher and his or her supporting cast to celebrate the kids’ accomplishments.
- Dance Mat Typing will help your kids learn to type – or if they can type already, it’ll help them get better and better!
- no signing up or logging in;clear instructions and simple interface may well allow kids to use it without adult assistance.
- 100% Free
“Dance Mat is great fun! It shows us how to type using the correct fingers. We have been using it each week. Here are some pics.”
Hello kids, welcome to join the Dance Mat Typing course. In this course, there are totally 12 stages divided into 4 levels teaching you to learn type from zero. Even though you don’t have any clue about typing now, you will become a “typist” who can type fast without looking at the keyboard when you finish all the tasks in these 12 stages.
There must be tons of different type learning and practicing courses and programs. But most of them are boring because of the bored exercises and low quality images. In this type lesson flash, you will experience a totally different learning journey.
Now, let me give you guys a general introduction about the BBC typing class – Dance Mat Typing.
You will play different roles in this flash course. And in each stage, there is a main cartoon character, they are (from the first stage to the last stage) Goat, Octopus, Rooster, Hip, Ninja Turtle, Flamingo, Yak, Giraffe, Queen ant, Cat and snake. When you come to the last stage, you will see the whole family there and there is a big party waiting for you!
And in each stage, there are also some support characters. They will give you some tips when you cannot type on the right key, and they will pay you compliments when you finish a task. Different scenes are designed for each stage in this flash game of learning typing, you will learn how to type while appreciating the beautiful views. It will make you feel like you are traveling if you open your mind to imagine.
In different stage with different scenes, the tasks are set up with different objects. For example, in stage one, because the goat is a rock star, you will break all the music discs at the bottom of the screen when you finished all the tasks; in stage three in which the main cartoon character is rooster, you need to break all the eggs to accomplish all the tasks.
Apart from all the things mentioned above, the characters will say something very interesting in the process of learning typing. For example, the octopus in the stage two will teach you some Italian like “ciao, bambini” which means “hello, kids”, the yak in the stage seven will take you to one of the most mysterious places in this world – Tibet and tell you some mysterious stories about it.
Last but not the least, one of the highlights of this flash is the music. Different cartoon characters will play a different genre of music. For example, the rock star, goat, will sing a rock roll song with playing guitar; the yak from Tibet will play some kinds of Tibet music which are really quiet and mysterious; The flamingo will bring you some lively flamingo music which has a melody of Spanish style.
Anyway, all I want to say is this flash is really interesting and useful. You will learn how to type fast without looking at the keyboard while having fun. I promise you won’t get bored. Give it a try will be more meaningful than anything I said here. Enjoy the Dance Mat Typing!