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Typing skills are normally taught in a computer lab in schools. When you homeschool, you pretty much are supplying your very own computer lab every day. One of my favorite electives when I was in school was being able to use the big clunky computer in the computer lab and practice my typing skills with Mavis Beacon. My grandmother had an awesome typewriter that I loved to practice on when I was over at her house, as we didn’t have a computer at home. She was a secretary when she was younger and I was so amazed with her speedy typing skills, that typing was one of my favorite subjects.

FREE Learning How to Type Resources
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing  is a classic computer software program that teaches correct posture, hand positioning, typing technique and typing skills. This is how I learned how to type over 20 years ago. It is still used in classrooms today to teach students how to type. This is a great resource to help your students at home to learn how to type as well. There are many different versions available,  now there are even direct software downloads.

If you are on a budget, I am happy to say that I have found lots of different FREE resources to help your own children learn how to type. We love having educational computer time in our homeschool days. Computer games and online computer lessons are a great way to introduce and teach your students how to type correctly. In this generation, everything seems to be done digitally and on a computer. It is important now more than ever to assure that our children can type effectively and efficiently. 

Typing doesn’t have to be daunting or boring. It can be quite fun as your children learn different skills and challenge themselves to type faster words per minute and to type without mistakes. Here is a big list of typing games and online typing tutors and lessons that are completely free and perfect for homeschools:

Typing Games:
Learning Games for Kids
has an entire page of keyboarding games . There are over 21 games and challenges to help your children practice their typing skills. 
Type Racer is a free online typing competition game. It allows people to race each-other by typing quotes from books, movies, and songs in a multi-player setting.

Power Typing has 7 free online typing games available to help your students practice their typing skills.

Dance Mat Typing has really cool typing games for kids. 

10 Fast Fingers will help to improve your typing speed with free games. There are typing tests, you can even create your own, and there are challenges and competitions. I had a lot of fun seeing how fast I could type with this one!

Clockwords is a unique typing word game that takes place in Victorian London. You play as an inventor that has to ward off mysterious insects from invading a machine by typing as fast as you can to get rid of them.

FREE Typing Tutors and Online Lessons:

Typing Club  is an online touch typing program that has lessons that your children slowly progress through. They can also log in and track their progress.

Type Faster Typing Tutor teaches touch typing, where you don’t look at the keys as you are typing the words. 

Dance Mat Typing is what I used with my oldest to teach him typing. It is an older program from the BBC, that is a lot of fun and really works. There are 4 different levels of typing lessons that teach touch typing. Each level ends in a game.

Typing Tutor Online is a simple touch typing program that can teach anyone how to type by sight with all ten fingers using a qwerty keyboard. is a great resource to use at home. Each student can create their own account and work at their own pace. There are typing lessons that will track your progress and your students can even earn badges. There are lessons, tests and games. There is even a teacher portal if you have multiple kids using this, where you can track their progress and see how they are doing.

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Did you know that there are even Chrome apps that teach typing? 
Typing Machine is a falling letter game that helps improve typing speed and skill.

Typing Word Game teaches position and will help you learn to type faster. 

Typing Club  is a touch typing program that helps improve typing speed.

Typing Test has free online typing tests that improves speed and typing skill by challenging your words per minute.

Type Scout is a typewriter training app that gives basic training lessons to help you develop typing skills in a game like way.

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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