Dance Mat Typing Level 1 Stage 1 – HOME ROW

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Hello rock and roll kids. Here is the first lesson of typing. Through this flash, you will learn how to type on the keyboard using your fingers correctly.
In this lesson, Mr. Goat will be your teacher. You just need to do the exercises by following the background voice. Once you typed correctly, the funny music will be heard as a praise.

First of all is the home row which includes the letters “asdfghjkl” and a semicolon “;” or colon “:”. Put your left and right hands’ index fingers respectively on “f” and “j,” and leave all the other fingers conveniently on the other letters of the home row. Now you’ve got the right gesture.

Next is the “space” button. This is very easy to acquire. You can type it with either of your thumbs. Mr. Goat shows his face in the next step and says that this is a big moment to check if you can type correctly the home row and the space together. There is a boundary line between “g” and “h” which separates the home row into two parts. The “g” part is controlled by your left hand, The “h” part is the territory of your right hand. Remember to move your index finger to type on “g” and “h.” After learning this, a comprehensive exercise comes. At the end, you will hear a letter song sang by Mr. Goat and his lady chorus. You can sing and dance with them to enjoy your success at this stage.

Rock and rolls, now off you go!

Because of the colorful scenes and nice music, the kids can be very easily attracted. They will be focused on the cute characters and will feel happy when they type the right words and are praised. Don’t be afraid of typing incorrectly because there is an alert sound that says “type on me” and the icon of the letters which need to be typed will flash.